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By Christopher Eyre

The Cannibal Hymn varieties a self-standing episode within the ritual anthology that makes up the Pyramid Texts, first showing within the tomb of Unas on the finish of the 5th Dynasty. Its type and structure are attribute of the oral-recitational poetry of pharaonic Egypt, marked by way of allusive metaphor and the exploitation of wordplay and homophony in its verbal game of a butchery ritual. Christopher Eyre examines the textual content of the Cannibal Hymn in its performative and cultural context: the certain mythologization of the sacrificial procedure during this hymn poses key questions on the character of rites of passage and rituals of sacrifice in Egypt, and particularly concerning the mobilization of oral accompaniment to ritual actions.

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