Sin Eater

   A person who takes upon himself the sins of a dead person by eating food placed upon the breast of the corpse. This allows the dead persons soul to go to heaven.

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  • Sin eater — Sin Sin, n. [OE. sinne, AS. synn, syn; akin to D. zonde, OS. sundia, OHG. sunta, G. s[ u]nde, Icel., Dan. & Sw. synd, L. sons, sontis, guilty, perhaps originally from the p. pr. of the verb signifying, to be, and meaning, the one who it is. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sin-eater — The term sin eater refers to a person who, through ritual means, would take on by means of food and drink the sins of a deceased person, thus absolving his or her soul and allowing that person to rest in peace. In the study of folklore sin eating …   Wikipedia

  • Sin Eater — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Sin Eater – Die Seele des Bösen Originaltitel The Order …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sin-eater — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : a person formerly hired to assume the sins of a dead person by eating food placed near the corpse * * * sinˈ eater noun (historical) A person who by eating bread and salt at a funeral was supposed to take upon himself the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sin-eater — noun A person (usually a man) who is supposed to take sins of a deceased person upon himself by means of eating a piece of bread, laid for him on the breast of the dead one. See Also: sin eating …   Wiktionary

  • sin eater — noun A person (usually a man) who is supposed to take sins of a deceased person upon himself by means of eating a piece of bread, laid for him on the breast of the dead one. See Also: sin eating …   Wiktionary

  • Sin-Eater (comics) — Sin Eater Publication information Publisher Marvel Comics Fir …   Wikipedia

  • Sin Eater - Die Seele des Bösen — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Sin Eater – Die Seele des Bösen Originaltitel: The Order Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 2003 Länge: 102 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sin Eater – Die Seele des Bösen — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Sin Eater – Die Seele des Bösen Originaltitel: The Order Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 2003 Länge: 102 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Last Sin Eater (film) — Infobox Film name = The Last Sin Eater image size = 175 caption = US Poster for The Last Sin Eater director = Michael Landon Jr. producer = Brian Bird Michael Landon Jr. writer = Novel: Francine Rivers Screenplay: Brian Bird Michael Landon Jr.… …   Wikipedia


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