idontfindyouthatinteresting replied to your post: “one gripe about this week’s hannibal episode: as someone that lives…”:
There are things like swallowing tongues that aren’t possible but their part of the mythology of the source material, it might be part of that?

Quite probably, though I’m not discounting it being an added thing either (belief in coffin birth seems to almost uniquely hold creedance in America). I still think the writing is very good and that it’s perfectly normal in universe for Will Graham to hold such a thing to be true (he’s not an archaeologist, after all, possibly Price and Zeller and Hannibal would know different, but idk who else). I’d just like to point out that coffin birth itself isn’t real.

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one gripe about this week’s hannibal episode:

as someone that lives with three archaeological students who had a very loud grumble about this in the house after their lecture, coffin births are a myth. no amount of gaseous build up can create a high enough pressure to force anything out of a uterus. that would require change in the muscles (i.e. tension and relaxation) which is not possible post death.

this is a myth popularised by american archaeological schools (which are, unfortunate as it may be, looked down upon by other archaeological schools as someone hysterical and prone to flights of fantasy). it is possible that will graham as an american student picked up the idea of coffin birth as truth, however, what he believes to be fact is incorrect.

(i am aware that the phenomenon has a wikipedia article, this is because the myth of coffin birth was still hotly debated in academic circles until recent years, however in all credible contemporary archaeology, it is considered a myth).

April 23 2014, 04:11 PM   •   2 notes
#hannibal   #tw: gore   
onlyavideogame:

After Hannibal’s incarceration, Will adopts another stray. 
(Forever in denial that Chilton is dead). 

onlyavideogame:

After Hannibal’s incarceration, Will adopts another stray. 

(Forever in denial that Chilton is dead). 

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make me chooseRust Cohle or Errol Childress

Do I look dead muthafucka? Fuuuhhhh.
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make me choose - hootandhowl asked: kaidan or ashley

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I drift sometimes when I’ve had a few, that’s why I like to drink alone, one of the reasons anyway. 

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edmound:

mythology meme- two/ten gods or godess .

QUETZALCOATL .  is a Mesoamerican deity whose name comes from the Nahuatllanguage and means "feathered serpent". Among the Aztecs, whose beliefs are the best-documented in the historical sources, Quetzalcoatl was related to gods of the wind, of Venus, of the dawn, of merchants and of arts, crafts and knowledge. He was also the patron god of the Aztec priesthood, of learning and knowledge. Quetzalcoatl was one of several important gods in the Aztec pantheon, along with the gods Tlaloc, Tezcatlipoca and Huitzilopochtli.

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