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Sacrifice

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Never sacrifice a white cock, was one of the doctrines of Pythagoras, because it was sacred to the moon. The Greeks went further, and said, “Nourish a cock, but sacrifice it not,” for all cockerels were sacred either to the sun or moon, as they announced the hours. The cock was sacred also to the goddess of wisdom, and to Esculaʹpios, the god of health; it therefore represented time, wisdom, and health, none of which are ever to be sacrificed. (See Iamblichus Protreptics, symbol xviii.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Sacrament
Sacramentarians
Sacred Anchors
Sacred City
Sacred Heart
Sacred Isle
Sacred War
Sacred Way (The)
Sacred Weed (The)
Sacrifice
Sacrifice to the Graces
Sacring Bell
Sacripant
Sad Bread (Latin, pavis gravis)
Sad Dog (He’s a)
Sadah
Sadda
Sadder and a Wiser man (A)
Saddle
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