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Religion of the GodsRitual, Paradox, and Reflexivity$
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Kimberley Christine Patton

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195091069

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.001.0001

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 Is Libation Sacrifice?

 Is Libation Sacrifice?

(p.27) 1 Is Libation Sacrifice?
Religion of the Gods

Kimberley Christine Patton (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers the question of how best to understand the ancient Greek ceremony of libation within its religious context. Questions addressed include: What kind of an offering was libation, and to whom, in anyone, was it offered? How did it reach its recipients? In what sense is libation “sacrifice?”

Keywords:   Greek ceremony, Greek gods, libation, sacrifice, religious rituals, vase paintings, drink offering

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