Near the Dragon Bridge, I stumbled upon a farmer leading one of his cows to sacrifice. Not to Deadra or the Divines, but some primordial giants. As he stated himself, an annual sacrifice was supposed too keep them off the rest of his herd.
All thouse random encounters in vanilla Skylim are hardly worth of mentioning, but this one is different. A peasant, not caring about Imperials, Stormcloaks, Dark Brotherhood and other powers of the land, is driven to make an ancient ritual he doesn’t in which he doesn’t really believe.
And I find the symbols painted over the poor beast’s fur fascinating.