PseudoPod 828: Taxiptómy
By Shannyn Campbell
From the Greek words Taxis meaning “arrangement” and Ptóma meaning “corpse”.
- The controversial art of deliberately causing the death of a human as part of a public performance, before preparing and preserving the skin of the deceased person. The skin is then stuffed, and the body mounted in a life-like manner.
- An artist who kills a human as part of a public performance, before stuffing and mounting the deceased person in a life-like manner.
Synonyms for Taxiptómist
Red Artist (colloquialism), Babe-Butcher (colloquialism, vulgar), Stiff-Stuffer (colloquialism, vulgar)
- (capitalised) any of the nine sister Goddesses in Greek mythology presiding over song, poetry, and the arts and sciences
- A source of inspiration
- (colloquialism) A person who allows themselves to be killed as part of a Taxiptómy performance and their remains to be preserved and displayed.
Webster, Noah. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. London: Pocket Books, 1977. (Continue Reading…)