A great post by Shiva at the IBA
Just lately Zakariah Boutros has been saying the Muslim prophet Muhammad had engaged in necrophilia and gay sex, yet no one is taking much interest, the same as few years back when I had this up at my blog.
- Pathological attraction to dead bodies.
- Pathological fascination with death.
- One who is subject to necrophilia.
In ancient Egypt, there is record of the treatment of the bodies of young women that were set out to decompose for a few days before being delivered to embalmers. This practice originated from the need to discourage the men performing the funerary customs from having sexual interest in their charges. Herodotus writes in The Histories that, to discourage intercourse with a corpse, Ancient Egyptians left deceased beautiful women to decay for “three or four days” before giving them to the embalmers. Read the rest of this entry »