Re: Cannibalism in Prax (was Bestiality in Prax?)

From: Andrew Larsen <aelarsen_at_Nkso1Cp9h0IVL0VzTE0T5zfo4UhTQi5E1yHWcrpV4N_3Z9tLx7qbaQ1c27CUHh3JzIL>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:58:18 -0600

I seem to recall a documentary years ago that claimed that the scent of a dead
kit's blood on a male lion triggers estrus in the mother. So male lions kill and eat a rival's kits to breed with the mother.

     Now THAT's a fertility ritual!

Andrew E. Larsen

On Feb 27, 2012, at 9:41 AM, David Cake <> wrote:

> On 24/02/2012, at 12:30 PM, jorganos wrote:
> > David Cake wrote:
> >> And while I suggested that the Basmoli are probably more inclined to finding cannibalism a reasonable practice than others, I don't think they are the origin of the Cannibal cult at all - there is more or a correlation than a direct link between the two practices, just on the basis of the whole 'eating people is ok' thing (plus both being shamanic).
> >
> > I guess, if you asked a Basmoli, he would be as abhorred by the notion of cannibalism as almost any other inhabitant of Prax. "Of course I'd never eat a lion, whether two-legged or four-legged."
> I believe Lions have been observed practicing cannibalism. I think when the alpha kills the children of rivals there might be cannibalism involved, if that makes a difference.
> I don't think cannibalism is normal behaviour most of the time, though.
> Regards
> David

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