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Tag Archives: Endocannibalism
How one of the most primitive tribes in the world continues to practice endocannibalism as a way to keep its late loved ones "alive"
The Yanomami tribe, who live spread across 200-250 villages in the Amazon rainforest, practice the traditional death ritual of endocannibalism. This means that loved ones of the person who has died consume his or her flesh as long as he … Continue reading
An ancient ritual that takes a surprising stance on accepting death
A topic typically reserved for anthropologists, endocannibalism is an ancient ritual that involves eating the flesh of a family member or friend who’s passed away. As opposed to eating human flesh for survival, endocannibalism is performed as a ritual and … Continue reading