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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