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Brazen Bull: The Ancient Greek torture device considered to be one of the most gruesome creations of all time

For children of the wet wooded veil of the Pacific Northwest, animals modestly decorate titanic natural backdrops and place themselves in the center of our view of the world. Like brazen sheep on high sub alpine meadows, or back porch reserve dogs, like old goats in deep gorges and the bachelor bulls of Fraser Valley … Continued

For children of the wet wooded veil of the Pacific Northwest, animals modestly decorate titanic natural backdrops and place themselves in the center of our view of the world. Like brazen sheep on high sub alpine meadows, or back porch reserve dogs, like old goats in deep gorges and the bachelor bulls of Fraser Valley … Continued

For children of the wet wooded veil of the Pacific Northwest, animals modestly decorate titanic natural backdrops and place themselves in the center of our view of the world. Like brazen sheep on high sub alpine meadows, or back porch reserve dogs, like old goats in deep gorges and the bachelor bulls of Fraser Valley … Continued

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.

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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…

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