What Eliade doesn’t say

In number of his books, Mircea Eliade tells us that most primitive societies ritually kill in order to repeat the first act of killing made by the gods; an act which has created the world. But he doesn’t tell us why do primitive societies believe that the world was created by murder in the first place. Or am I wrong? I have read some of his books and never have I found any clues to that assumption.

Anyone has any thoughts on that?

Published in: on December 12, 2010 at 6:12 pm  Comments (1)