Friday, January 24, 2014

WORD OF THE DAY! 1/24/14!

wicker man [wik-er-man]
1. According to Julius Caesar's Commentarii de Bello Gallico, a large wicker statue in the shape of a human used by the ancient Celtic druids for human sacrifice by burning it and the victim in effigy. There is no archeological evidence that this ever took place but is, instead, most likely the result of misinformation out of Greco-Roman disdain for cultures they saw as barbaric. However, many agents of neopaganism have taken the ritual of burning a wooden effigy as part of many of their festivals, though, obviously, without the element of human sacrifice.

EX. Nostalgia Critic has finally gotten around to reviewing the Wicker Man remake starring Nicholas Cage. There will be bees.

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