Re: Man-eating Myth

ralfs (
Mon, 22 May 1995 13:12:22 +0100

In article <>, (Donald K Pollock) wrote:

> Bruce Scott responded to Thomas Gross's question about THE MAN-EATING
MYTH with

> The cannibalism question is also, in part, a matter of what counts; Yanomamo
> burns corpses and mix the ashes with a plantain drink, which is then consumed.
> It may not be the fantasy image of cannibalism, but it expresses the
> often attributed to endocannibalism.

-exactly, what counts?
i have it hard to call a Yanomamo consuming ashes of a dead kinsman more
cannibal than a christian consuming 'flesh and blood' of Jesus!
maybe we are all cannibals after all!?!