Feeding the God

Rudolf Hess on the Nazi god:

The stream of blood which flows for Germany is eternal — the sacrifice of German men for their Volk is eternal — therefore Germany will also be eternal.

Lopez Austin on the Aztec god:

As long as men could offer the blood and hearts of captives taken in combat, the sun god would continue on his course above the earth. It was necessary to feed the sun every day with its food, the precious water, that is, with human blood.