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Cariocecus was the god of war in Lusitanian mythology, in the cultural area of Lusitania (in the territory of modern Portugal and part of Spain). He was equated with the Roman god Mars and Greek Ares.

The Lusitanians practiced human sacrifice and when a priest wounded a prisoner in the stomach they made predictions by the way the victim fell down and by the appearance of the victim's innards. Sacrifices were not limited to prisoners but also included animals, horses and goats specifically. That was confirmed by Strabo: "They offer a goat and prisoners and horses". The Lusitanians cut the right hand of prisoners and consecrated it to Cariocecus.