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Established as early as ancient Spartan times, the bell grounds was used as ceremonial ritual site to sacrifice human lives and various animals to satisfy the Gods. Animals such as goat and sheep were used as sacrifices to keep the Gods happy. This would assure that the Spartans would have adequate sustenance year-round. These monthly sacrifices also prevented famine from extremely dry summers and cold winters. It seemed that the greater the sacrifice, the more satisfied the Gods were. This was confirmed through several instances of trial-and-error. When the Gods were displeased with the sacrifice, harsh conditions were prolonged and more innocent souls suffered. The bell in the ritual grounds was used as a way to signal completion of the sacrificial ritual to the Gods.  The Spartans used this ritual ground as a monthly practice as well as a celebration grounds. This area was also used as a dueling battleground for Spartans to fight each other to the death. This was used as a way to prove one’s strength and superiority. Despite its uses for what seems to be solely unfortunate events, celebrations also took place on these grounds. The most common of these joyous events were weddings and victory dances when the Spartan men returned from war. These celebrations involved a variety of foods that incorporated crops harvested from the abundant fields. This ritual ground was significant to the Spartan because it allowed the Spartans to have hope and survival. Now, the ritual ground is used as a memorial to honor the all the Spartans who had sacrificed their lives.