taurobolium

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taurobolium

(ˌtɔːrəˈbəʊlɪəm)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the sacrificial slaughter of a bull practised in Rome from the 2nd century ad for the worship of the Great Mother of the Gods
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taurobolium

a part of an ancient religious rite involving baptism in the blood of a sacrificed bull. Also tauroboly.
See also: Bulls and Bullfighting
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