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History => Ancient and Medieval History => Topic started by: Duncan Head on January 03, 2019, 08:40:42 AM

Title: Temple of the Flayed Lord
Post by: Duncan Head on January 03, 2019, 08:40:42 AM
Yes,it's a history posting, not a fantasy one:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/02/mexico-flayed-lord-temple-fertility-god-skinned-human-corpse

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Mexican experts say they have found the first temple of the Flayed Lord, a pre-Hispanic fertility god depicted as a skinned human corpse. ... during recent excavations of Popoloca ruins in Puebla state.

The institute said experts found two skull-like stone carvings and a stone trunk depicting the god, Xipe Totec. It had an extra hand dangling off one arm, suggesting the god was wearing the skin of a sacrificial victim.

The Popolocas built the temple between AD 1000 and 1260 and were later conquered by the Aztecs.