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  1. This photo (courtesy of shows an Aztec temole in Mexico. A caged jaguar was taken to the top of the temple. Then the victims to be sacrifice, usually enemy warriors, would be brought up and their hearts would be cut out and fed to the jaguar by the priest. Sone warriors would even drink some of the blood or eat some of the flesh as a token of their bravery. Some subsisted on nothing but wild flesh and were considered to be fericious, wild men. I wonder if they were imating their revered jaguars?

    • Wow, that’s an amazing story although horrendous. I think you’re right. I think they were trying to behave like their totem, a creature much admired by warriors and rightly so.

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