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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 171

Hard by that island is an island Dodem, and when any one becomes sick there his son, if he have a son, or his friend, if he have not a son, goes to the priest, and they go together before their false god and ask him whether the patient will arise. If the god say that he will arise they keep him well, but if it says that he will not arise, the son and the priest will go to the sick man and put their hands on his mouth and on his nose until they smother him. And (then) small pieces are made of his flesh, and an invitation is sent to his friends, and the flesh is divided amongst them like a feast. And thus doth the son to the father, and the father to the son, and the wife to her husband, and the husband to the wife.