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« Reply #9: February 15, 2010, 04:22:22 pm »

That is tricky. From a Hellenic perspective, the offerings are not supposed to be touched after they are offered to gods. The wastefulness is considered a display of piety. In Egypt, on the other hand, food was scarce, so wasting food was out of the question. Honestly, I don't think it matters to the gods either way, as the difference in practice has more to do with culture than unshakable divine truth. I think in Egypt, the life force of the food was given to the gods using the ankh to transfer it from the food to the statue, so maybe you could do that before you eat the food.

And in Ireland and Scotland (according to CR) is it harmful to the living if offered food is consumed. 

Doesn't exactly fly with me...I mean something has to eat the food whether it's human, animal, whatever.  How can eating the physical be harmful to the living even after the essence is removed?
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