Ball game with a human head?

Discussion in 'History' started by Saith, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Saith Registered Senior Member

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    Did the mayan people ever play a ball game with the head of the captain of the team they beat? Last time I went to Chichen-Itza, I swear our guide told us that they occasionally played the next game with a human head. Maybe they just want to make things sound more interesting. I can't seem to find any information for or against it.
     
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  3. cotton Resident Pirate Registered Senior Member

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    are you sure? Because that sounds hard to believe.
     
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  5. Roman Banned Banned

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    I've heard of polo being played with a human head, but not that Mayan soccer stuff. I thought that was the Aztec ball game, and they sacrificed the winners. So the winners never got a second game.
     
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  7. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    the mayans played a game with a solid rubber ball, in which you tryed to play a volleyball like game by hitting with your hips. and it was either the winners ar the losers got killed, but i dont remember, but the audience got ta take whatever they wanted from that team, possesions, clothes, body parts, etc
     
  8. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    hmm...
    so i guess "i play winner" didnt come from aztecs?
    hehehehhhhhahhahaha!
    but...that sounds like a good game to lose.
    if ya win, you die.
    if you lose, you dont...
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  9. certified psycho Beware of the Shockie Monkey Registered Senior Member

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    The losing team got sacrificed to the Gods. They could have played with the head.
    Literally a game of life and death.
     
  10. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    Allegedly the ball games played in various Scottish borders towns started with using human heads from dead invaders. But you didnt lose your life if you lost the game.
     

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