The name Cannibal comes from Christopher Columbus. According to William Arens' book The Man-Eating Myth: Anthropology & Anthropophagy, Columbus discovered the Carib West Indies tribe. While communicating with the tribe, they discovered that the tribe ate human flesh in a special ceremony. Columbus and his crew butchered the tribe's name as they shared the story and the Carib Indians became the Canibs Indians and over time Canibs became Cannibals.
A fact to keep in mind is all of the tribes that ate humans, murdered their victims in a ceremony. This means there was a spiritual component involved. I'm curious to see if these current cannibals also feel compelled to eat humans on a spiritual level.
What drives a man to commit the ultimate taboo? Maybe time will tell. In future Daily Doses, I will speak of some of the hauntings, curses and the creepiest stories tied to cannibalism.