Ancient Maya virgin sacrifice
H.M. Herget's image of the ancient Maya virgin sacrifice at Chichén Itzá's sacred well, published in 1936 in the National Geographic Magazine; collection of George Stuart
Ancient Maya sacrificial virgins
Ancient Maya sacrificial virgins at 660 Garcia Street, July 1926. Left to right, a Dasburg boy, H.J. Hagerman, Cecil Clark, Margaret McKittrick, F. Wells, and two other Dasburg boys. School for Advanced Research archive no. AC18:418:13a
Ek Balam and Yum Cimi
Ek Balam and Yum Cimi lead the flower of Santa Fe's youth to the pool's edge; School for Advanced Research archive no. AC18:418:9c
The Chichén Itzá sacrifice
The Chichén Itzá sacrifice, as figured in T.A. Willard's City of the Sacred Well (1926)
Ah Kin Mai, the High Priest of the Feathered Serpent
Ah Kin Mai, the High Priest of the Feathered Serpent, played by archaeologist Sylvanus Morley; School for Advanced Research archive no. AC18:418:10d
IF YOU WANT TO BE COOL, BUILD ME A POOL.
— Kukulcan, the ancient Maya Feathered Serpent, as interpreted by Witter Bynner
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012 2:30 pm
El Pasatiempo is here. After the burning of Zozobra this evening at 8 P.M., the town will be dedicated to jolly fun. Any Santa Fean who is suspected of harboring dull care after that hour, or even of thinking a serious thought, will be liable to a fine, not to exceed five hundred dollars, same to be paid to the Pasatiempo committee.
If you can't wear a rose in your hair, and you haven't got a lace mantilla you can get out your white duck trousers and tie a red cheese cloth around your middle. If Paddy's pig were here he'd be more Spanish than Irish tonight. Then of course there is considerable latitude. If you would rather be a Mayan noble see Doc Morley and learn how to turn egg beaters into earrings and pie tins into armor. If you want to be a bad man get the forty-four from under the mattress, find a neck cloth and a big hat and join the forces of Billy the Kid. — The Santa Fe New Mexican, Sept. 3, 1926
Friday, September 7, 2012 2:30 pm.