Roosters were first domesticated by humans for sacred cockfighting rituals over two millennia ago. Such rituals were used for divination and fortunetelling. The symbolism of this religious tradition is widespread and is present in Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. The secular sport of cockfighting is one of the oldest sports in human culture.
This series explores the importance of rules, rituals, and symbolism in human culture. The importance of games and systems of play in Art. The nature of animal cruelty, human and animal interfacing, and how humans see themselves in the clash between the sacred and the flesh.