Human sacrifice is the act of killing one or more human beings, usually as an offering to a deity, as part of a religious ritual. Its typology closely parallels the various practices of ritual slaughter of animals and of religious sacrifice in general. Human sacrifice has been practiced in various cultures throughout history. Victims were typically ritually killed in a manner that was supposed to please or appease gods, spirits or the deceased, for example as a propitiatory offering, or as a retainer sacrifice when the King’s servants are killed in order for them to continue to serve their master in the next life. Closely related practices found in some tribal societies are cannibalism and headhunting.




Nyarlathotep, the Mighty
Messenger, is the enforcer
of the Other Gods’ decrees,
the cruel extension of their
will and power in the lesser
dimensions where people
might dwell or dream.

It is understood in the land of
dream that the Other Gods
have many agents moving
among men; and all these
agents, whether wholly human
or slightly less than human,
are eager to work the will
of those blind and mindless
things in return for the favour
of their hideous soul and
messenger, the crawling chaos