The Offering

The Offering

The Offering

As with many religious ceremonies, there was an offering. Typically, offerings are used to propitiate the object of the ceremony. In ancient days the offering was typically to mollify a god or to garner favorable luck. Those threads still run through the ritual. Having grown up Catholic, I am used to ceremonial bread and wine. So, when I noticed this offering included cookies and such, I was caught off guard. My Western biases initially had a hard time viewing biscuits as worthy of a deity. One of the reasons I travel is to help free my mind of its near blind understanding of cultures outside my own.

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