This is story about a king in Northern Europe in the pagan world that I feel like talking about. I think he was called King Dumald. I can’t find this story anywhere on the Internet, I heard it on the Channel 4 documentary Pagans, and it was interesting to me.
Here’s the story: When the crops were failing, the king sacrificed an animal to the gods. After another year of crop failure, he offered a human sacrifice. Then yet another year of crop failure, and the people decided to take matters into their own hands, so they sacrified their king.