“Shit in the mouth” custom practiced by the Portuguese in the Middle Ages

I don’t know whether to laugh or or throw up at this news about Portuguese customs. However, whether this happened in the Middle Ages or now is irrelevant, because Portuguese back then could not be genetically different from Portuguese today, so I think this actually explains a lot about the sick psychology, retardness and innate evil of the majority of the current Portuguese population, which makes this country a living hell for normal, good-natured people to live in.

In fact, the overwhelming majority of the Portuguese population has never left the medieval, better saying stone age era.

The following article is a translation. You can find the link to the original website at the end of it.

D. Dinis: the king who decreed the death penalty for the crime of “shitting in the mouth”.

D. Dinis was one of the best and most cultured kings in the history of Portugal. There are many curious stories about him. Discover some of them.

The sixth king in the history of Portugal, D. Dinis, went down in history for the significant boost he gave to our country, but in the midst of all his deeds, he imposed the death penalty for a crime that seems quite peculiar to us today:

the crime of “shitting in the mouth”.

The son of Dom Afonso III and Dom Beatriz of Castela, Dom Dinis was born in Lisbon on October 9, 1261, and died in Odivelas on January 7, 1325. During his reign, agriculture, as well as the country as a whole, received a strong boost due to the various reforms he promoted.

The king became famous for saving the Order of the Temple in Portugal and renaming it the Order of Christ. In the war he fought with Castile, he ended up resolving the conflict diplomatically, gaining the cities of Moura and Serpa and reforming Ribacoa’s borders.

However, although he was a king recognized for his wisdom, he is linked to a law that seems strange to us today,

but made a lot of sense at the time.

After all, this king reigned in the Middle Ages, a time very different from ours.

At that time, it was customary to put excrement in someone’s mouth (or ask them to do it to themselves) as a way of seriously insulting the victim.

This form of aggression was commonly known as “shit in the mouth,” and it had to be widely practiced, as the king had to create a law punishing this crime with the death penalty,

not only for anyone who put excrement in someone’s mouth, but also for anyone who ordered someone to do so.

D. Dinis thus took a step towards eradicating this behavior, which was incomprehensible in our eyes, by introducing the death penalty for men or women who committed this act.

Interestingly, the term “shit” did not have the more offensive connotation it has today, appearing in legal texts of the 11th and 12th centuries. In fact, the word appears in the text of the law of D. Dinis on the above-mentioned crime: “What punishment must be given to anyone who puts shit in his mouth: Dom Dinis (…) we establish and enact by law that any man or woman who puts shit in the mouth of another, or sends shit into mouths that die, shall be punished”.

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A country where criminals and the powerful are systematically protected to the detriment of victims and its citizens is the definition of a dictatorship, which is why Portugal should leave the EU.


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