Blood baptism

Related to Blood baptism: Baptism by fire
(Eccl. Hist.) the martyrdom of those who had not been baptized. They were considered as baptized in blood, and this was regarded as a full substitute for literal baptism.

See also: Blood

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While both of the play's shamans experience a blood baptism as an introduction to their vocation, Bynum's clearly alludes to Christ's blood.