eBook Juego de Pelota en Mesoamerica, 1st Edition

  • Fundacion Cultural Armella Spitalier
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  • ISBN-10: 9689342401
  • ISBN-13: 9789689342403
  • 68 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released November 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Overview

The tradition of ball game is maybe one of the most studied rituals in the prehispanic world. In this title we will develop the subject by explaining it from its possible origins and to the game rules that framed its practice. The theory that studies the possibility of assimilating the game court to the cosmos brought along a possible explanation for the possibility of shapes and variables in their constructions. Winning in ball game meant glory, and losing had vital consequences.

Spanish description:
Tlachtli fue el nombre en el lenguaje Nahuatl para este juego con connotaciones religiosas. Un rito de fertilidad orientado a atraer agua en el que se utilizaron las piernas, codos, caderas y cabeza para golpear la pelota de hule, teniendo como meta que pasara a traves de un aro de piedra en el muro de la cancha. El juego estaba muy ligado a sacrificios humanos.