Roman Sacrophagus with Depictions of Animal Sacrifice
People's fear festers into superstition. While our superstitions make us suffer, they make animals suffer even more. Animal sacrifice is just as gruesome and wrong as human sacrifice. Featured are rather graphic and explanatory images showing Ancient Roman animal sacrifice rituals taking place. A small pig and what looks like a male and female goat are in the process of being mutilated and murdered and offered to the gods.
Notice the smaller figures to the right and left in the images: They exhibit similar iconography, each holding items suggesting a phallus in the lowered hand in an implement in the raised hand.