Blood Sacrifice in Sumba

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Blood Sacrifice in Sumba

Where Shamans and warriors worship holy sea worms.

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Blood Sacrifice in Sumba

Sumba is an island the size of Jamaica in the Indonesian archipelago that has been cut off from the rest of the world for so long that its ancient animistic traditions survive to this day.

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Blood Sacrifice in Sumba

Sumba, an island in the Indonesian archipelago. It is the setting for annual ritual battles called Pasola. A fight between rival clans that hurl spears on horseback, to "fertilize" the soil with spilled human blood.