RoAG-9-23 - Experiencing Sanctuaries Who cant experience...

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Experiencing Sanctuaries Who can’t experience them? o Women who have just given birth or committed adultery. o Blood and dirt are considered impure. o Men who have recently killed someone in battle. o People aren’t allowed to have sex in a sanctuary. o People who have recently attended funerals. Special Circumstances o Sanctuary of Thasian Herakles Goats and pigs are prohibited. Some sanctuaries sometimes exclude animals or people. Women are prohibited. Perirrhanterion o Water basins mark the entrances of sanctuaries and can be used to cleanse oneself from impurities. Why do people go? o Do Ut Des “I give so that you might give.” It refers to a votive. o Phiale A shallow bowl used for pouring libations. o Sacrifice It comes for Latin meaning “to make sacred.” People made animals into sacred offerings to the gods. o Asylum People went to the sanctuaries after something terrible had happened to them. They weren’t allowed to kill someone holding on to an altar or
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