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  • The custom of eating the body of the victim does not necessarily spring from any idea of communion with the god; it may also arise from a desire to incorporate the sanctity which has been imparted to it - an idea on a level with many other food customs (see CouvADE), and based on the idea that eating anything causes its qualities to pass into the eater.
  • It has been suggested that this is an allusion to the couvade of certain barbarous tribes, amongst whom it is customary, when a child is born, for the husband to take to his bed and receive medical treatment, as if he shared the pains of maternity (see Couvade, and references there).
  • It has been suggested that this is an allusion to the couvade of certain barbarous tribes, amongst whom it is customary, when a child is born, for the husband to take to his bed and receive medical treatment, as if he shared the pains of maternity (see Couvade, and references there).
  • Couvade syndrome is found mostly in industrialized societies ( Clinton 1987 ) where couvade syndrome is found mostly in industrialized societies ( Clinton 1987 ) where couvade ritual is not practiced ( Helman 2001 ).
  • Couvade symptoms throughout the pregnancy.

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