The Mayan Ball Game

The Mayan Ball Game

The ancient Mayans are well known for their barbaric and famous ball game. This ‘game’ was thought to be much more than a sport but of being a form of entertainment. The ball game was played throughout Mesoamerica and also had some spiritual and religious significance that also played a very important role in the Mayan Society. The floor of the court represented the earth, which separated the human world from the underworld. It was the gods who determined the winners and losers of the ball game.

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