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The brazen bull was a torture and execution device designed in ancient Greece. Its inventor, metal worker Perillos of Athens, proposed it to Phalaris, the tyrant of Akragas, as a means of executing criminals. Perillos said to Phalaris: "[His screams] will come to you through the pipes as the tenderest, most pathetic, most melodious of bellowings." Disgusted by these words, Phalaris ordered it tested on Perillos himself.


The brazen bull is an execution/torture device designed in ancient Greece. Perillos of Athens, a brass-founder proposed to Phalaris, Tyrant of Agrigentum, the invention of a new means for executing criminals; accordingly, he cast a brazen bull, made totally of brass, hollow, with a door in the side. The condemned was shut up in the bull and a fire was set under it, heating the metal until it became "red hot" and causing the person inside to slowly roast to death. So that 'nothing unseemly…


The "Brazen Bull", (also known as the "Bronze Bull" or "Sicilian Bull"), was a torture & execution device designed in ancient Greece. Made entirely of bronze, the bull was equipped with a device that converted the screams of the dying into the sounds of a bull. #WTFisWrongWithHumanity


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The Brazen Bull: A torture device invented by Perillos of Athens (ca. 570 to 554 BC). It's a hollow bull, made entirely of brass, with a door in the side. The condemned were shut in the bull and a fire was set under it. The head of the ox was to be designed so that the screams were converted into the sound of a bellowing of a bull. Ironically, Perillos died demonstrating his invention.


The Brazen Bull Putting someone in an Iron Bull, then tied up, & a fire was lit underneath until the person confessed, guilty or not, usually, roasting the person to death slowly...