Sacrificed is a killing a person or animal in a religious ceremony as an offering to please a god. Human sacrifice have been the norms of our ancestors for centuries ago.
Here are the top five scariest real life human sacrifice stories ranging from centuries ago to current day threats.
1- Child Sacrifice in Carthage
Carthaginian parents ritually sacrificed young children as an offering to the gods and laid them to rest in special infant burial grounds called tophets. The practice could hold the key to why Ancient Carthage was founded in the first place. Babies of just a few weeks old were sacrifice. Carthage was notorious for their rituals of child sacrifice. Some historians have claimed that child sacrifice to the god Baal-hamon was frequent and prominent considering the large number of remains of infants and children uncovered within sites in Carthage
2- Incan Children Sacrifices
The Inca practice of ritualistic human sacrifice was known as Qhapaq hucha. Qhapaq hucha was the Inca practice of human sacrifice, mainly using children. The Incas performed child sacrifices during or after important events, such as the death of the Sapa Inca (emperor) or during a famine. Children were selected as sacrificial victims as they were considered to be the purest of beings. The emperor would feast with the selected children who were cleaned regularly, fattened up, drugged with coca leaves and dressed in fine clothing and jewelry before the ritual. Upon reaching the burial site, the children were given an intoxicating drink to minimize pain, fear, and resistance. They were then killed either by strangulation, a blow to the head, or by leaving them to lose consciousness in the extreme cold and die of exposure.
3- Mass Female Sacrifice in China
The skulls of eighty young women, sacrificed 4,000 years ago, was uncovered at the Shimao Ruins at the site of a neolithic stone city in the northern province of Shaanxi. While the bodies of the women were not found, their skulls showed evidence of trauma and being burned. The reason for this mass sacrifice of young women remains unknown but archaeologists in China suspect ethnic conflict may be the cause for the death of the women.
4- The Thugs of India
The ‘Thuggee cult’ have a 450 year old history of organized murders and human sacrifice. In the 1830s this Indian secret society strangled more than 30,000 native people and travelers as a sacrifice to their goddess Kali, the “Dark Mother”. Its practitioners were trained from earliest childhood to murder by the quick, quiet method of a strong cloth noose tightened about the neck of their victims.
5- African Albino Sacrifices
African rituals and spiritual ideas about albinism have led to the brutal murder and attacks on innocent men, women and especially children under the influence of witchcraft and superstition and desperation for wealth. Albinos are especially persecuted in Shinyanga and Mwanza, where witch doctors have promoted a belief in the potential magical and superstitious properties of albinos’ body parts especially when limbs or hair is used in a potion as part of a witchcraft practices.