Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Quotes from _The Flower and the Scorpion_ #20

"Figure 5 shows Tlazolteotl's position in the Ochpaniztli ritual. This was an annual event in which entire communities came out to dance, engage in mock battles, and sweep the community. Nahuas [sic] viewed the ritual as purifying the community and preparing the people for war; it thus was central to the maintenance of the city-state: it maintained the city's internal hierarchy and also established divisions between insiders and outsiders."

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