“An Ancient Sacrifice” / Memorable Fancies #1505

[“The craters in Mount Aetna have the same feature; the priests lower into them objects of gold and silver and also all kinds of victims.” ­– Pausanias]

It is said that after the worshipers depart, the priests haul the gold and silver back to the surface. They do not do this, however, for the victims; in this way the gods are not entirely cheated, and holiness is served.

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