The blood of the victim was collected in a basin and then sprayed over the top and sides of the altar. The stain the altar with blood was considered a holy duty.
Next the victim was skinned and butchered. The meat from the animal was cut up and treated in different ways: - high bones were cut off, wrapped in fat and burnt on the altar. the smoke was read for the omens as it drifted up to the sky.
- the rest of the meat was then boiled and shared out among the participants. This was one of the only times when Greeks and Romans ate meat, so it was a real feats and a chance for the community to come together and celebrate.