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  1. Sacrifices

    The impending wedding of his son is the least of Teal'c's worries when the Hak'tyl plan an uprising against the Goa'uld Moloc, driving a wedge between Teal'c and Ishta.

Mythology

  1. Sacrifices

    were ceremonious offerings made to the gods. To every deity a distinct victim was allotted, and the greatest care was always taken in the selection of them. Anything in any way blemished was considered as an insult to the god. At the time of the sacrifice the people were called together by heralds led by a procession of musicians. The priest, clothed in white, was crowned with a wreath made of the leaves of the tree which was sacred to the particular god to whom the sacrifice was offered. The victim had its horns gilt, and was adorned with a chaplet similar to that of the priest, and was decorated with bright-colored ribbons. The priest then said, “Who is here?” to which the spectators replied, “Many good people.” “Begone all ye who are profane,” said the priest; and he then began a prayer addressed to all the gods. The sacrifice was begun by putting corn, frankincense, flour, salt, cakes, and fruit on the head of the victim. This was called the Immolation. The priest then took a cup of wine, tasted it, and handed it to the bystanders to taste also; some of it was then poured between the horns of the victim, and a few of the saturated hairs were pulled off and put in the fire which was burning on the altar. Then, turning to the east, the priest drew with his knife a crooked line along the back of the beast from the head to the tail, and told the assistants to kill the animal. This was done directly, and the entrails of the victim taken out and carefully examined by the Haruspices to find out what was prognosticated. The carcase was then divided, and the thighs, covered with fat, were put in the fire, and the rest of the animal was cut up, cooked, and eaten. This feast was celebrated with dancing, music, and hymns, in praise of the god in whose honor the sacrifice was made. On great occasions as many as a hundred bullocks were offered at one time; and it is said that Pythagoras made this offering when he found out the demonstration of the forty-seventh proposition of the book of Euclid.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacrifices in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacrifices in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sacrifices in a Sentence

  1. Yael Stone:

    This is war -- and we've only got 10 years, so let's make these sacrifices, let's make these changes, let's put some skin in the game and say,' yeah, I care and this is what I'm going to do about it.' This is just the beginning from me.

  2. Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam:

    I have asked the board of directors for a significant reduction in my bonus, within the management team, the cut is greatest in my case. I cannot demand sacrifices from others and not make any myself.

  3. The Taliban new leader:

    These conquests are result of almighty Allah's support and the mujahideen (fighters) sacrifices. Therefore, officials in Kabul have to admit their defeat with courage, kunduz residents should not be worried about their lives and property. They should continue as normal without any tension.

  4. Dan Gelber:

    We're telling people to make sacrifices, to put on masks, to socially distance themselves from people they love, to make sacrifices for others.

  5. Mike Pences:

    It's very meaningful for me and my family to be here. So many years after my father's service. To be honest with you, my dad didn't talk about his combat experience much until we were all grown up. It was a lot of tough fighting here, i think, in some way, my Dad just might be smiling from heaven to see the sacrifices that he and other American soldiers and South Korean soldiers made here are now passed on to my generation. That's not changed out our commitment to the secure and prosperity of South Korea.

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