Why do virgins always get sacrificed?
September 24, 2011 1:19am CST
I was watching Xena and there were followers of a dream god who needed a virgin as a sacrifice for their god. And there was an episode where the Titans needed a virgin to read a scroll to "wake up" another one of their comrades. And then it hit me. It's always the virgins who are in danger in these kinds of old-age rituals and ceremonies. In cult ceremonies, and all that mystic ceremonies. What's with virgins, anyway? Yeah, their pure and innocent and blah blah. But, they will all just be killed in the ceremony. What's being killed got to do with virginity?
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7 Oct 11
Because that's how society dictated it to be. That virginity in men does not matter while virginity in woman matters. Which I think is a little unfair and stupid. That's why since then, most people (and most of them are men) do not care if a man is virgin or not. But most people (and still most of them are men) care a lot if a woman is virgin or not.
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24 Sep 11
They consider it to be a sacrifice since the virgins are considered more valuable then non virgins. They see them as being pure since they think that a virgin that has no man touching them is worth more since they think they are cleaner. Just my opinion.
29 Sep 11
very true to say it CLEAN..... because even when you buy a product: 1. Don't accept when product when the seal is broken 2. But when you reach home and too late to notice that the product you buy - it's seal is already broken then "Consume that product before its expiration date" 3. And when you already consumed that product, "Refrigerate that product when partially consumed" Conclusion: before buying a product, see to it that the seal is not broken, so that you can purchase a sure cleaner product..... why? if you buy whatever kind of product, you didn't examine its expiration date and it's seal if its broken????
29 Sep 11
it is like buying your favorite and memorable and expensive things that you wish you buy for, for a 10 years of waiting, until you have the chance to buy it, and you have it.... but soon found out that the very important thing that you buy is already a SLIGHTLY USED - meaning, it is being used by someone else before you know it, and too late that what you already have, is already used by someone else, but those sales attendant forcing you to please that the thing that you buy is a V1RGIN..... spending big amount of money for a slightly used product.... for whatever the reaction, the same thing as the difference to sacrifice between a V1RGIN and NOT A V1RGIN not a v1rgin having no value at all.... but a v1rgin - even a thousands of ships will instantly sunk and drowned.
24 Sep 11
Virgins are sacrificed because they are pure. Remember, we ought to sacrifice God our best harvests, just like Abel. This is a way of pleasing God, and thanking Him of our blessings. Virgins are offered because they are best. You could not offer the least if you want to please somebody and ask for something important, like rain, to water droughted farms. That's my simple idea.
26 Sep 11
Maybe seeing a virgin on screen being sacrificed is kinda exciting or adds spice into the story? Lol! I really don't know! Maybe they believed that devouring a virgin sacrifice makes them more powerful since they kinds "eat up their energy" or "keep their youth" or something? This discussion reminds me of 2 things: 1. From the Clash of the Titans (the 1984-did I get the right year) film not the latest remake one. I really am disappointed with the remake T_T The princess was offered as a sacrifice for the sea monster/creature, right? From what I know she's not virgin (at that time since she's already married to Persius). Maybe what gives off the virgin aura is her sexy/innocent feature? 2. The "Oracle" from the movie 300. The scene where Leonidas went to the "elders" or something for guidance and there's this scene where one of the elders licked the oracle's face. It freaked me out T_T
29 Sep 11
I can't remember exactly why the princess was the one offered to the kraken but I'm sure it wasn't because of her virginity. As you have said, she was already married to Persius then. I think there was another reason. I did not watch the original film but I guess the reason did not change in the remake. That licking scene disgusted me. Oh, reminds me. There'll be another epic myth-based movie entitled "Immortal". I saw the trailer and I just can't help but be excited.
24 Sep 11
I think it's because virgins are thought to have a pure mind/heart and along with their "innocence", they're more likely to be accepted by whoever it is they're being sacrificed to. Not that I think all virgins are innocent or pure-minded xD