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Mayan Worship


Human Sacrifice in Cancun: Then and Now ... A widely circulated photo showed Greenpeace's "aerostatics balloon" emblazoned with the message "Rescue the Climate" floating near the ancient Mayan pyramid temple in Chichen-Itza. As I look at it, it seems a fitting image for the United Nations' Climate Control Conference that began November 29 in Cancun, on the coast about one hundred twenty miles to the east. After all, Chichen-Itza was the center of Mayan Earth religion and of human sacrifice. Let me explain. According to a post on the New York Time's "Post Carbon" blog, when Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, opened the conference, she began by invoking the ancient Mayan goddess Ixchel. Ixchel is the ancient Mayan moon goddess and also, in Figueres' words, "the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving." [But] it is a city of temples and sacrifice. – Cornwall Alliance

Dominant Social Theme: O, mighty, ancient empires. Hear our plea. Let us aspire to your greatness and realize the grandeur of your architecture!

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