immolate v : offer as a sacrifice by killing or by giving up to destruction; "The Aztecs immolated human victims"; "immolate the valuables at the temple"
Immolation (Latin immolare "to sacrifice", originally "to sprinkle with sacrificial meal" (mola salsa), English since the 16th c.) may refer to:
- Fire sacrifice
- Self-immolation is suicide by immolation, notably as an extreme form of protest.
In popular culture
- Richard Wagner's opera Götterdämmerung ends with Brünnhilde's immolation.
- Immolation (band) is a death metal band from Yonkers, New York.
- Immolation is a spell of a Night Elf hero, the Demon Hunter, in the Blizzard computer game Warcraft III, and that of the warlock class in World of Warcraft. (In fact, immolation spells have been included in many paper and electronic fantasy games since the 1980's.)
- Technical death metal band Necrophagist's song Dismembered Self-Immolation.
- In Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado," Montressor notes that Fortunato 'did not perceive that my smiles, now, were at the thought of his immolation.'
- Self-immolation is a song by Fear Factory.
- Immolation is the second song by Becoming the Archetype for their second album The Physics of Fire.
- Dance Dance Immolation is the version of DDR presented by Interpretive Arson at the annual Fire Arts Festival presented by The Crucible in Oakland, California. (also at Burning Man in 2005, 2007 and 2007)
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