The Judas Cradle | The 10 Most Brutal Instruments of Torture

The Judas Cradle

The Judas cradle was a pyramid-shaped seat set up high where the victim would be seated on the pinnacle, while tied. The pyramid point would penetrate the victim’s anus or vagina and the sheer weight and movement of the person would slowly help it penetrate more. The torturer would sometimes add weight to the victim’s legs, rock them, or add oil to the pyramid to increase the pain and quicken death. The torture could last hours or days. One can only imagine what sort of death this would be.

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