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- adjective Involving the eating of human flesh; cannibalistic.
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If such is the case of a reader with their text, of a single with their sex, panicked disciples might recoil out of the fear that anything goes, that nothing is true, that we may as well indulge in Oedipodean intercourse and Thyestean feasts.
The blood and flesh of infants, at Thyestean banquets, was said to be their food and provision; promiscuous lust, with incest, their chiefest refreshment.
The Sermons of John Owen 1616-1683 1968
Incident D, the Thyestean banquet, is widespread throughout European saga and Märchen literature: but even this incident Cosquin (I: xxxix) connects with India through an Annamite tale.
Filipino Popular Tales Dean Spruill Fansler
 An imperfect allusion to the Thyestean banquet.
The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. 480? BC-406 BC Euripides
In the foreground of their calumnies stood the two charges of Œdipodean incest and Thyestean banquets, together with that of foreign, outlandish customs, and also of high treason.
The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries 1851-1930 1908
The charge of Thyestean banquets scarcely lasts a hundred years; but, while pagan witnesses are to be found, the Church is accused of superstition.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03 Rossiter Johnson 1906
There can be no doubt that the Christians suffered for these crimes whether or no they were guilty of them: "Three things are alleged against us: Atheism, Thyestean feasts, OEdipodean intercourse," says
The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II. Christianity: Its Evidences, Its Origin, Its Morality, Its History Annie Wood Besant 1890
The father, apprised afterward of the fact, dissembles his feelings, but meditates a deadly vengeance against Astyages for this Thyestean meal.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01 Rossiter Johnson 1885
_ I am not queasy-stomached, but such a Thyestean banquet as that was quite out of the question.
The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell James Russell Lowell 1855
Frederic, though unconscious of the Thyestean nature of the banquet, still looked round for the dog; and, not perceiving him, began to call out, "Fox!
The Parisians — Volume 12 Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton 1838
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