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ic, starvation, bad harvests, or floods, the king can be held responsible.
Sometimes the king is believed to have the power to heal sickness by means of
touch or contact with his garment. The function of the king as bringer of good
fortune is ...
The sacrifices brought to the king (emperor) go back to the custom of bringing
tribute to the king (or chief) of primitive cultures. From this practice, the custom of
bringing offerings to the deceased king developed. Regal ceremonies. Modes of
in which the king represented Marduk, the victor and creator. Another cult drama
represented the death and resurrection of the god of vegetation, in which the
participants in mourning processions searched for the vanished god (
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