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Aztecs

LOS AZTECAS

After a pilgrimage in which the god Huitzilopochtli guided them to where they had found the city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, the Aztecs, who then adopt the name of Mexico, created one of the most important capital cities of ancient Mexico. As a great empire, extended his power in much of Mesoamerica, with trade routes to distant lands. ...

After a pilgrimage in which the god Huitzilopochtli guided them to where they had found the city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, the Aztecs, who then adopt the name of Mexico, created one of the most important capital cities of ancient Mexico. As a great empire, extended his power in much of Mesoamerica, with trade routes to distant lands.

Its complex vision of the celestial planes, land, and the underworld, formed a complex pantheon of deities and other creative and supportive, that made ​​them a village complex in their cosmogony and cosmology.

Toltecs, take a number of features and actions, among which the Ball Game.

The ball was made ​​of several layers of rubber pressed , which gave him great strength and consistency. Players are allowed to hit with your feet, hips and elbows, but never with the hands. They were well protected with a sort of padding, consisting of overalls, knee, hip skirt made ​​of Regarding

leather.this game Fray Bernardino de Sahagún wrote:

balls were about the size of bowling (fifteen inches in diameter) were made ​​with a solid rubber ulli call ... which is very light and bounces like a ball inflated. During the game who were present made ​​bets of gold, turquoise, slaves, rich mantles and houses ... On other occasions, Mr. played ball for fun ... Also with him were good ball players who played before him and other major play? on the opposing team and won gold and chalchigúites and gold beads, and turquoise and rich robes and MAXTIE and houses, etc ... The ball field consisted of two separate walls twenty or thirty feet, which were up to forty or fifty feet long, the walls were whitewashed and measured about eight and a half feet tall and had a midfield line was used in the game ... In the center of the walls, in the countryside, were the stones, like millstones hollowed facing each other and each had u,? hole large enough to hold the ball ... And to pass the ball that he won the game. They did not play with your hands. but the ball hit the bottom, used to play with gloves on his hands and a leather belt on the buttocks, to hit the ball ...

The arrival of the Spanish, the game had lost its essence and it was desecrated, so in each game betting viewers greatly.

 

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