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December 12, 2011 03:53PM
Jammer Wrote:
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> It was supposed to be very hard to score.
>
> A single score in fact won the game.
> There is some serious supporting evidence for the
> games being real, not symbolic.
> I believe it was part of their belief system the
> founding god's kids played the game to recover his
> corpse? Bring their father back to life?
>
> Kat please post some help here I'm over my head in
> the deep end again.
>
> Jammer

The ball game is real. Its been played since at least 1400 BC when we date the first ball court found on the Chiapas coast. There are ball courts all over Meoamerica. It is also a very important part of the religion and the mythology. An important part of the Popol Vuh deals with games played by the Hero Twins and their fathers in Xibalba, the underworld. What we have here is WVK's attempt by WVK to rescue his hypothesis by again shifting the goal posts.
there is precious little evidence from Maya scholars for the sole purpose of the Ball Court to be a "ceremonial place." speculation is just speculation
Bernard
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