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Discussion » Questions » Communication » Do you know the concept of a "SIN EATER" in a tribe? Was it just a made-up fantasy or were these unfortuantes actual persons?

Do you know the concept of a "SIN EATER" in a tribe? Was it just a made-up fantasy or were these unfortuantes actual persons?

The traditions of the sin eater have their roots in the Middle Ages, and it’s only relatively recently that the custom died out. It’s believed that the last working sin eater in England was a man named Richard Munslow, who died in 1906.

Posted - May 11

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  • My sins usually come served with humble pie. This post was edited by Benedict Arnold at May 12, 2019 8:07 AM MDT
      May 11, 2019 11:38 AM MDT
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  • 22385
    never heard of it
      May 11, 2019 4:55 PM MDT
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  • 5601
    Hmm not heard of it.. sounds feasible.. there were a lot of superstitions and beliefs back in England which made no sense but in the absence of science and scientific explanation people sought to explain and protect themselves in other ways from bad luck. 

    One hideous tradition was to wall a live cat up in the walls of a house being built to protect against bad luck.. terrible, stupid but people were pretty ignorant in those days and believed a lot of rubbish in trying to protect themselves against bad luck. 
      May 12, 2019 2:01 AM MDT
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