So, You Mean, Like A Zebra?

Still reading Fox's Pagans & Christians. I don't pick it up often, but I'm glad when I do.

I learned yesterday that most pagan cults sacrificed dark animals to gods of the underworld, and to other gods light-colored animals. According to Fox, the people of 1st century Mytilene decided that the Roman emperor-god should receive mottled offerings because of his combined humanity and divinity.