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Killgore Trout7/16/2012 4:01:48 pm PDT

re: #277 The Ghost of a Flea

Doesn’t the Aztec foundational myth incorporate a southern exodus? I recall that they weren’t local to Lake Texcoco.

Last time I was in Arizona I walked around a partially-excavated Tohono O’odham site that included a court for the “Mesoamerican Ball Game,” known to the Aztecs as ulamamaztli. I persistently wonder about the meaning of that game’s distribution in Central America, and what symbolic or ritual properties it had.

It’s really freaky. I forget the exact details but I seem to recall the winning team was used as human sacrifice as their prize. No shit.