Re: Anthropophagy

Insanity's Mistress (
14 Jan 95 15:31:55 EST (Caligula Ben-Timon) writes:
> Protein deficiency? Oh come ON. Starving people, as with Khmer
> and sub-Saharan refugees, tend to eat things like tree bark and
> camel shit first. They may kill their competition in food-gathering
> but they rarely then consume their rivals. I suspect the Aztec
> thing was purely religious (if it happened at all!) and that a lot
> of the hubbub is Eurocentric bullshit.

I've also heard that the Aztecs ate monkeys which, skinned and cooked, looked
uncomfortably like human children, hence the Spanish belief that they were
eating babies.


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