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Mon Jun 3, 2019, 04:48 AM

did the mayas sacrifice the losers of their ball game? or the winners?

this guy says sacrifice of the players was rare, but that sometimes an npc was sent to the gods as part of the spectacle. the confusion, of course, arises from a literal translation of the popul vu, the mayan sacred text was not written until after the Spanish arrived, and may have been catholic propaganda.

https://www.livescience.com/65611-how-to-play-maya-ballgame.html

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Reply did the mayas sacrifice the losers of their ball game? or the winners? (Original post)
rampartb Jun 2019 OP
Gunslinger201 Jun 2019 #1
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Gunslinger201 Jun 2019 #4
rampartb Jun 2019 #5
foia Jun 2019 #6
rahtruelies Jun 2019 #7
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Response to rampartb (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 06:14 AM

1. Being Conquered by Spain was the best thing that happened to them

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 07:18 AM

3. a similar photo from the court at madrid would look just as strange to modern people

and in case you forgot, the inquisition was in full swing, with the particularly sadistic inquisitors sent to America to find where the heathen cannibals hid their gold er to show them the way to get to heaven.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 07:43 AM

4. Who are we going to blame the Drug Cartel violence on?

Aztecs or Spaniards?

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 07:59 AM

5. there is a class based society in mexico

this is only a guess, but the bosses are probably lighter skinned and rich. the mules growers, killers, etc are probably darker and poorer.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 08:57 AM

6. Yes, Mexico has a racist culture

The more Spanish blood you have the better you are.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 06:20 PM

7. faux news alert

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Response to rampartb (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 06:38 AM

2. The Mayans did document things

But virtually all of their codices (a.k.a. Book Of Maya) were sought out and destroyed by the conquistadors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_codices

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