Libations sentence example
The days on which the Pithoigia and Chas were celebrated were both regarded as Corotpbses (nefasti) and µcapai ("defiled"), necessitating expiatory libations; on them the souls of the dead came up from the underworld and walked abroad; people chewed leaves of whitethorn and besmeared their doors with tar to protect themselves from evil.
Complete scenes of worship in which libations are poured before the Sacred Axes are, moreover, given on a fine painted sarcophagus found at Hagia Triada.
It was pre-eminently the period of exultation in ancient Jewish rite, and the Mishnah declares that "He who has not seen the jcy of the libations of Tabernacles has never in his life witnessed joy."
On the first day, called Pithoigia (opening of the casks), libations were offered from the newly opened casks to the god of wine, all the household, including servants and slaves, joining in the festivities.
Others poured libations on the tombs of deceased relatives.Advertisement
Animals and birds were sacrificed and libations poured to him, and prayers were addressed to him by devotees who had purified themselves by ablution and repeated flagellation.
Anyone could be a ramku who actually poured out libations; that a priest usually did it was no exception to that rule.
Under the Old Kingdom the attendance on and services for a dead magnate - the sacrifices and libations at his tomb - were left, together with endowments, to a staff of priests, called "servants of the ko(ka)," whose offices were hereditary.
At these goats were sacrificed to him with libations of wine and milk, and he was implored to be propitious to fields and flocks.
After burning for twenty-four hours the smouldering embers were extinguished with libations of wine.Advertisement
Animal sacrifice, libations, ritualistic purification, sprinkling of water, and symbolical rites of all kinds accompanied by short prayers, represent a religious practice which in the Babylonian-Assyrian religion, as in all religions, is older than any theology and survives the changes which the theoretical substratum of the religion undergoes.
On his way at Puteoli, the passengers and crew of a ship just come from Alexandria cheered the old man by their spontaneous homage, declaring, as they poured libations, that to him they owed life, safe passage on the seas, freedom and fortune.
To her the opening sacrifice was offered; to her at the sacrificial meal the first and last libations were poured.
The libations of milk which the Greeks poured upon graves were possibly for these embodiments of the dead.
It is equally a soul or spirit in wine which inspires the intoxicated; the old Egyptian kings avoided wine at table and in libations, because it was the blood of rebels who had fought with the gods, and out of whose rotting bodies grew the vines; to drink the blood was to imbibe the soul of these rebels, and the frenzy of intoxication which followed was held to be possession by their spirits.Advertisement
Thus, at Delphi there was an image of Aphrodite 6rtrupt31a (" Aphrodite of the tomb "), to which the dead were summoned to receive libations; the epithets ru,u i 3capvxos (" grave-digger "), µvxia (" goddess of the depths "), peXacv%s (" the dark one "), the grave of Ariadne-Aphrodite at Amathus, and the myth of Adonis, point in the same direction.
In outdoor rituals we pour libations on the roots of a tree.
Fair to say that there'll be a few kilts swaying and a few libations quaffed.
In its interior, there was ' a neat little drinking fountain, affording copious libations of ' acqua pura ' ' .
Clad in Eastern paraphernalia, he officiated at the numerous sacrifices indicated by the remains of iron and bronze knives, hatchets, chains, ashes and bones of oxen, sheep, goats, swine, fowl, &c. There was pouring of libations, chanting and music, and bells and candles were employed in the service.Advertisement
In Brittany the people flock into the cemeteries at nightfall to kneel bare-headed at the graves of their loved ones, and to fill the hollow of the tombstone with holy water or to pour libations of milk upon it, and at bedtime the supper is left on the table for the soul's refreshment.
And on the covered terrace of the handsome old clubhouse, golfers enjoy cooling libations under the gentle whir of ceiling fans.
Your friends will think you've been tending bar for years when you whip up their favorite libations, using these easy cocktail recipes.
If you are a fan of gigantic cruise ships that feature dozens of onboard activities, massive buffets and unlimited libations, then a private Alaska cruise may not be for you.
The sailings include sunny destinations and free flowing tropical libations.Advertisement
The cruises feature Hawaiian hors d'oeuvres called "pupus" and beverages such as tropical libations, wine, beer, and some non-alcoholic drinks.
As one of the nation's first tiki palaces, The Tonga Room has delighted guests with its tropical ambiance, decadent libations and delicious island cuisine since 1945.
Maenads expect offerings or tributes from those that sell libations.