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Ancient arrowheads reveal the gory practices of Maya 'life force' rituals.
Daily Mail ^ | 21 October 2015 | Sarah Griffiths

Posted on 10/21/2015 3:54:49 PM PDT by GreyFriar

Traces of blood discovered on ancient arrowheads in Guatemala prove the Maya took part in bloody ceremonies to communicate with their gods.

Bloodletting ceremonies involved piercing the earlobes, tongues and even genitals of willing participants and using the spilled blood to 'feed' their deities.

The arrows were collected from five sites in the central American region, including a temple at Zacpetén where it's thought bloodletting ceremonies took place around 500 years ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Religion; Travel
KEYWORDS: 3rdworlders; depraved; godsgravesglyphs; human; maya; primitive; retrograde; sacrifice
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Another revelation on the peaceful life of the Maya in Central America
1 posted on 10/21/2015 3:54:49 PM PDT by GreyFriar
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To: GreyFriar

But hey, their culture is as good as ours, right?


2 posted on 10/21/2015 3:55:54 PM PDT by beethovenfan (Islam is a cancer on civilization.)
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To: GreyFriar; zot; NYer; 2ndDivisionVet

Coming of age blood sacrifices of ancient Mayans. Just another peaceful and gentle, one with nature example. (sarc)


3 posted on 10/21/2015 3:56:30 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

But Columbus was evil. The natives were just peace-loving hippies until he came along...


4 posted on 10/21/2015 3:56:36 PM PDT by vpintheak (A Free Man! Death before disarmament!)
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To: GreyFriar

There are reasons some civilizations disappear.


5 posted on 10/21/2015 3:56:51 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: vpintheak

[ But Columbus was evil. The natives were just peace-loving hippies until he came along... ]

The Mayans had already extincted themselves as a culture long before Columbus came, the remnants moved north and heavily influenced the Aztecs who you guessed it performed ritual human sacrifice.

The Aztecs Sucked and so did the Spaniard bastards and the Portuguese Whores as well.

Liberal college professors like to blame English American settlers for ALL the ills of the western hemisphere, but, BUT, the real monsters from Europe where the Spaniards and the Portuguese. They did a hell of a lot more Slaughter and Plundering than English, even in North America as a whole! The French were fairly Brutal too all said.

The English were no angels but they were a hell of a lot better to deal with if you were a native than the other groups.


6 posted on 10/21/2015 4:05:58 PM PDT by GraceG (Protect the Border from Illegal Aliens, Don't Protect Illegal Alien Boarders...)
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To: GreyFriar

All cultures are equal!
And on top of that—their bloody pagan descendants are coming here by the millions illegally.


7 posted on 10/21/2015 4:06:42 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: GreyFriar

8 posted on 10/21/2015 4:08:40 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: GraceG

True, and even if the English rulers who oversaw the colonization from afar where not much better than the Spanish or Portuguese rulers, there was a big difference over here, on the ground based on how the colonization was managed. The Spanish and Portuguese mostly expanded their sphere with the military, the militant religious orders, and state-directed mercantile operations. Settling was almost an afterthought, with a lot of the European settlers being ex-convicts who had been sent to penal colonies in the new world.

The English on the other hand, left most of the colonization to more privately-directed entitities, who had state approval and support, but were more independent. So they ended up with a lot of smaller religious communities who lived by self-imposed moral codes populating their holdings, instead of soldiers, slavers, priests, and criminals.


9 posted on 10/21/2015 4:17:31 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GraceG

I agree. There is fair blame to go around for everyone. Leftists are cowards, and it’s easy to blame western culture and not get your head chopped off.


10 posted on 10/21/2015 4:39:32 PM PDT by vpintheak (A Free Man! Death before disarmament!)
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To: GreyFriar
Another revelation on the peaceful life of the Maya in Central America

Pot.

Kettle.


11 posted on 10/21/2015 4:51:11 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: beethovenfan
But hey, their culture is as good as ours, right?

Police Find 14 Containers of Human Tissue in Abortion Doctor’s Car

Our culture is clearly inferior; Mayan transportation was much more sustainable.

12 posted on 10/21/2015 4:54:01 PM PDT by Lonely Bull ("When he is being rude or mean it drives people _away_ from his confession and _towards_ yours.")
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To: GreyFriar

Nothing has changed much, they are still killing each other and making blood sacrifices, not with arrows, with fully automatic weapons in drive by chootings.

You can see it here :

http://www.blogdelnarco.com


13 posted on 10/21/2015 5:34:44 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for posting this article. The Mayan gods were bloodthirsty.


14 posted on 10/21/2015 5:40:34 PM PDT by zot
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To: GreyFriar

That's just a barbed cord she's pulling through her pierced tongue.

15 posted on 10/21/2015 5:41:58 PM PDT by Flag_This (You can't spell "treason" without the "O".)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I knew all along you were really Johnny Burnette.


16 posted on 10/21/2015 6:00:12 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Racism is racism, regardless of the race of the racist.)
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To: GreyFriar

I had my earlobes pierced. Big deal.


17 posted on 10/21/2015 6:00:23 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: GreyFriar

Ancient man used animal parts to make glue and used the blood of animals for making glue also. The glue is used on the arrowheads to help hold in place along with sinew bindings. Modern day flintknappers call it bunny glue but it can be made from any animal.


18 posted on 10/21/2015 6:32:27 PM PDT by Dusty Road (")
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Blood based glues are also used in the plywood industry.


19 posted on 10/21/2015 6:35:57 PM PDT by Dusty Road (")
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To: GreyFriar; SunkenCiv
On our archaeology listserver, it was observed that the level of knapping skill revealed in those pictured "arrowheads" is about on a par with the modern "tourist junk" points cranked out in Mexico for sale all over the Southwest for a quarter apiece.

I know for a fact that my son could pressure-flake at least that well when he was in middle school... But, the real telltale is that the bases aren't adequately thinned for hafting -- and obsidian is absurdly easy to flake...

OTOH, the Maya were flintknapping masters. So far, not buying it...

20 posted on 10/21/2015 7:45:00 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias. "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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