Sacred prostitution-Part II

Ancient Eastern societies along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers featured many shrines and temples dedicated to varied deities. The fifth-century BC historian Herodotus’s description and a few other proof from the Hellenistic Period suggests that ancient societies encouraged the practice of sacred sexual rites not only in Babylonia and Cyprus, but all over the East. As per Herodotus, the rites performed […]

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Sacred prostitution-Part I

Sacred prostitution, a sexual ritual containing sexual intercourse or other sexual activity performed within the context of spiritual worship, possibly as a sort of fertility rite or divine marriage (hieros gamos). Some scholars select the terms “sacred sex” or “sacred sexual rites” to “sacred prostitution” in cases where payment for services wasn’t involved.Sexual rituals have two categories: culture-created, and natural behavior. The human-animal having developed sex rituals […]

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Bhishma-The Tragic Character of Mahabharata- Part V

Smiling brightly, Satyavati agreed with Bhishma’s proposal. Satyabati told Bhisma, one day the great sage Parashara came and requested me to take him across the river. While I used to be rowing the boat, the sage became interested in my beauty and requested fulfillment of his passionate desire. However, I was afraid of my father’s rage, but I was […]

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