In some ancient jurisdictions, eating the bird was forbidden, although in many of the old European and Celtic traditions, the rooster was offered as sacrifice during harvest rites, where the blood of the rooster returned to the earth.
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Apr 20, 2012 · Why does Socrates tell Crito that they owe the sacrifice of a rooster to Asclepius? It’s a terribly telling remark. Asclepius was the god of healing in ancient Greece, and — as Socrates sees it —... I give my roosters the best of food. I give them the best of care. I give them everything they want before I ask them to sacrifice. Get a rooster comfortable, and he'll fight his ass off. That's all I ask of HBO. They just can't see that. Roy Jones Jr.