Nudity as devotion
There are reports of numerous historical rituals, where nudity is an integral part of worship and devotion. There are reports from Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece to Rome, on nude cults in honour of the gods with the reasoning, that only the pure, nude human can establish a direct relationship with the gods. Thus, the classical Greek oracles were spoken by the priestesses in nude revelation, the acceptance of offerings by the gods often presupposed, that the sacrificing priests were nude like the sacrificed themselves. Due to respect for the foreign gods, the soldiers of Alexander the Great listened in the nude to the teachings about the gods and religious customs in the conquered lands.
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