Stravinsky then turned to a pagan rite of a girl dancing herself to death before the elders in order to propitiate the god of spring.
Rituals associated with ploughing and planting of rice during monsoon and then again later at the end of monsoon were occasions to propitiate the gods for a bountiful harvest.
Indigenous peoples across the Americas benefited from tobacco in healing practices and rituals designed to propitiate the gods who controlled the movement of game or the success of a year's crop.
Since these people used tobacco to propitiate their deities, the herb itself was one of the instruments of godless, false religions.
All that needed to be done to propitiate God's wrath and save his people from their sins had been accomplished.
The Samhitas are hymns addressed to gods representing the forces of nature, followed by rites and sacrifices to propitiate those gods.
Unchanging principles were involved - an animal without blemish died in the place of the human sinner to propitiate God's wrath against sin and free the transgressor from guilt and punishment.
the pagans thought it was important to propitiate the gods with sacrifices
Plotinus and Porphyry felt reserve towards participation in sacrifices to propitiate the spirits.
Spirit mediums and their adherents built ‘spirit huts’ near trees that were necessary to propitiate malevolent spirits.