Dead chicken + money + cigar = ?
September 30, 2009 4:55 PM Subscribe
What cultural or spiritual practice involves an alter or offering incorporating a dead chicken and money?
posted by serazin to religion & philosophy (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Twice in the last few years, I've come across similar assemblies of objects that have intrigued me. The first was in a fairly undeveloped woodsy park in Oakland, California. It included a behead chicken - feathers still on, a half-smoked cigar, a few one dollar bills, and some coins. That was several years ago.
Then recently I was walking near my East Oakland home and found on the edge of the sidewalk, in front of a vacant lot, a box containing a dead chicken and a a handful of loose change. The chicken was somehow eviscerated, with intestine spilling loosely into the box.
I'm curious to know what religion, tradition, or culture uses this kind of alter or offering or whatnot. I'd love to hear any details you might know about it! Thanks.