Snakes and Sacrifices: Tentative Insights into the Pre-Christian Ethiopian Religion

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Manzo, Andrea;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.17.1.737
  • Subject: Archaeology; Ancient History; Ethiopian Studies | Aksum; Arethas; Arwe; cemetery; cult, dragon; funeral; human sacrifices; Kaleb; Meroitic; Maḥrem; Nile valley; Nine Saints; Proto-Aksumite; religion; ritual killing; ritual practices; Saba; snake; Snake-King; South Arabia; stelae field; Yeḥā; Yeha | ddc:960 | ddc:930 | ddc:290

Despite the recent efforts which were recently made in this field of study, our knowledge of the pre-Christian religion of Aksumite Northern Ethiopia remains very limited. This article presents the contribution that archaeology can make to debate on this topic. In parti... View more