Chapter one of Homo Necans by Walter Berkert.
The following chapters explore the thesis, that the first spiritual act of man was killing, a stage further by describing how specific mythic themes support and provide evidence that man is homo necans, rather than homo religious..
Here are the last two sections of chapter one.
Ariadne. Bryn Celli Dhu Damuzi Dionysos. Divine marriage Earth-born Egypt Equinox Ereshkigal Euripides Experience. Geshtinanna Gmod Hesiod Homer Human sacrifice Iron Age John Dee Labyrinth Ladders. Lady of the Underworld Long barrow Maps Mistress of the animals Mithras Moon Mythology Nergal Occult Oracle of the Dead Orpheus. Ovid Psychogeography Reformation Rome Science Solstice The Book of Enoch The Bull of Heaven The Golden Bough The Moon The Sanctuary The Third Place The Twins Tiwaz Venus Woodhenge