You might want to look at a reference work by Patti Anawald who will have
other references included. The ritual offering of human sacrifices,
cutting out the hearts of the young is very well documented in these
cultures. however, its the first I've heard of fattening them before
slaughter. As I understand it, they were willing victims, much like the
muslim terrorist suicide bombers.
>The other evening there was a report on the BBC News regarding the idea
>that some Inca children mummies found in the Andes showed that they had
>been fattened up prior to scarifice.
>Evidence supposed supported the idea that the children had a change of
>diet from healthy vegetables to fatty meaty food about a year before
>death. The idea being promoted is that this fattening was part of the
>Why? Why? Does everyone have to always consider that unexplained finds are
>of a ritual nature? And especially with the poor Incas?
>How about a bit of ethnographical work here?
>Looking at children today, a sudden increase in body weight of kids can
>only mean that a fast food restaurant has just opened.
>So why can't these Inca kiddies be suffering from something similar?
>Perhaps the opening of a McLlama Burger restaurant serving maize fries as
>a side dish to Guinea Pig McNuggets?
>Just a thought!
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