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Human Sacrifice

A custom still subsisting seems to prove that the Egyptians formerly sacrificed a young virgin to the god of the Nile, for they now make a statue of clay in shape of a girl, which they call the “betrothed bride,” and throw it into the river. (Savary.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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