posted on Oct, 4 2019 @ 06:56 AM
Further information: Ashvamedha
The Indian Ashvamedha involves the following:
the sacrifice is connected with the elevation or inauguration of a member of the warrior caste
the ceremony took place in springtime
the horse sacrificed was a grey or white stallion
the stallion selected was one which excelled at the right side of the chariot
it was bathed in water
it was sacrificed alongside a hornless ram and a he-goat
the stallion was dissected and its portions awarded to various deities
The Roman Equus October ceremony involved:
the horse was dedicated to Mars, the Roman god of war
the sacrifice took place on the Ides of October, but through ritual reuse was used in a spring festival (the Parilia)
two-horse chariot races determined the victim, which was the right-hand horse of the winning team
the horse is dismembered: the tail (cauda, possibly a euphemism for the penis) is taken to the Regia, the king's residence, while two factions battle
for possession of the head as a talisman for the coming year.
The king (most likely; Geraldus is somewhat indirect) engages in sexual intercourse with the mare to be sacrificed;
The horse is dismembered and cooked in a cauldron, and consumed by the king who is also sitting in the cauldron.
"AND FLANKUS BEGAT SHANKUS"
edit on 10/4/2019 by FailedProphet because: (no reason given)