Sacrifice (See also Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Sacrifice (See also Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice.)

  1. Adrammelech and Anammelech Sepharvaite gods to whom children were immolated. [O.T.: II Kings 17:31]
  2. Akedah biblical account of God commanding Abraham’s offerings. [Jewish Hist.: Wigoder, 17]
  3. Burghers of Calais they sacrificed themselves to save city from British siege after Battle of Crécy (1346). [Fr. Hist.: EB, II: 447]
  4. Idomeneus Cretan king sacrifices his son to fulfill a vow. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 492]
  5. Iphigenia slain to appease Artemis’ wrath. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 156]
  6. Moloch god to whom idolatrous Israelites immolated children. [O.T.: II Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 7:31–32, 32:35]
  7. Moriah site intended for Abraham’s offering up of Isaac. [O.T.: Genesis 22:2]
  8. Norma priestess betrays her vows and sacrifices herself in atonement. [Ital. Opera: Bellini Norma in Benét, 720]
  9. Tophet site of propitiatory immolations to god, Moloch. [O.T.: II Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 7:31–32]
  10. suttee former practice of self-immolation by widow on husband’s pyre. [Hinduism: Brewer Dictionary, 1049]