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17th Apr '17 6:03:04 PM Jhonny
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* While the feathered serpent ''was'' a pretty widespread god (and pretty much the only one non-experts can name) it was - ironically enough - almost universally described as abhorring human sacrifice, even during times and in cultures that were otherwise quite fond of ripping out hearts and whatnot.
26th Mar '17 10:59:31 PM Naram-Sin
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** Inversely, the Manteño-Huancavilca culture complex in coastal Ecuador was suggested once to be of Mayan origin, due to some artistic influences and a local native myth about civilization being brought totby the region by a foreign king who came from the sea.

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** Inversely, the Manteño-Huancavilca culture complex in coastal Ecuador was suggested once to be of Mayan origin, due to some artistic influences and a local native myth about civilization being brought totby to the region by a foreign king who came from the sea.
26th Mar '17 10:49:30 PM Naram-Sin
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**Inversely, the Manteño-Huancavilca culture complex in coastal Ecuador was suggested once to be of Mayan origin, due to some artistic influences and a local native myth about civilization being brought totby the region by a foreign king who came from the sea.
26th Mar '17 10:38:03 PM Naram-Sin
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**The treasure's backstory being an Aztec ramson paid to Cortes and then Cortes going back on his word and being cursed for it is actually much closer to the story of Pizarro, Atahualpa and the Room of Gold than anything that happened during the Conquest of Mexico. In fact, the Aztecs didn't even use gold as currency. Cortes had a long, mostly prosperous life after conquering the Aztecs (other than being barred from returning to Mexico) while Pizarro's pals were marred by infighting and assassinations, including Pizarro's own.
26th Mar '17 6:16:20 PM Skagit
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** In the Aztec campaign the real life Tlaxcalans, [[UnreliableNarrator whom the narrator describes as "wicked",]] are built using the Aztec civ. [[JustifiedTrope Understandable]] because the Tlaxcala were [[GeniusBonus also Nahuatl speakers.]]
26th Mar '17 9:59:41 AM nombretomado
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* During his time aboard the ISS, Larry in ''NUMB3RS'' makes himself a ''quipu'', a recording device used by Andean South American cultures (e.g. the Inca) consisting of threads of llama or alpaca hair encoded by knots in a base ten system. It was primarily used to record numerical data for tribute payments. Unfortunately, Larry, who appears to know much about them, claims they were used by Aztecs (from ''North'' America). Furthermore, he claims to have encoded his memories on them, even though right now it's only being speculated that the quipu were used for more than numerical data and no other meaning has been decyphered.

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* During his time aboard the ISS, Larry in ''NUMB3RS'' ''{{Series/Numb3rs}}'' makes himself a ''quipu'', a recording device used by Andean South American cultures (e.g. the Inca) consisting of threads of llama or alpaca hair encoded by knots in a base ten system. It was primarily used to record numerical data for tribute payments. Unfortunately, Larry, who appears to know much about them, claims they were used by Aztecs (from ''North'' America). Furthermore, he claims to have encoded his memories on them, even though right now it's only being speculated that the quipu were used for more than numerical data and no other meaning has been decyphered.



* ''TheXFiles'' episode "Teso dos Bichos" deals with a mummy called "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaru_(mythology) amaru]]" that is found in the titular archaeological site (which is in [[CaliforniaDoubling Canada pretending to be Ecuador]], despite the name being [[LatinLand Portuguese]] for "Burial Mound of Critters") and then taken to a museum in Boston where the local archaeologists begin to be killed by a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent cat spirit]].

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* ''TheXFiles'' ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Teso dos Bichos" deals with a mummy called "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaru_(mythology) amaru]]" that is found in the titular archaeological site (which is in [[CaliforniaDoubling Canada pretending to be Ecuador]], despite the name being [[LatinLand Portuguese]] for "Burial Mound of Critters") and then taken to a museum in Boston where the local archaeologists begin to be killed by a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent cat spirit]].
20th Mar '17 10:21:27 PM SantosLHalper
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalena_Solis Hernández Brothers Sect]] in 1960s Mexico was a scam that took advantage of the ignorance of their iliterate victims to claim "tributes" in exchange for favors from mysterious "Inca gods in the mountains" (victims and scammers alike being unaware that the Incas lived in South America). It went off the rails when the brothers, in order to keep TheMasquerade when two victims were becoming wary, decided to bring in an AxeCrazy prostitute, Magdalena Solís, and present her as the incarnation of the "Inca goddess" they were prophets of. Solís rapidly seized absolute control and, [[HiddenDepths being actually versed in Aztec mythology]], presented herself as the goddess [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coatlicue Coatlicue]] and demanded human sacrifices by [[BeatStillMyHeart removal of the heart]]. [[FromBadToWorse Oops.]]

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalena_Solis Hernández Brothers Sect]] in 1960s Mexico was a scam that took advantage of the ignorance of their iliterate victims to claim "tributes" in exchange for favors from mysterious "Inca gods in the mountains" (victims and scammers alike being unaware that the Incas lived in South America). It went off the rails when the brothers, in order to keep TheMasquerade when two victims were becoming wary, decided to bring in an AxeCrazy prostitute, Magdalena Solís, and present her as the incarnation of the "Inca goddess" they were prophets of. Solís rapidly seized absolute control and, [[HiddenDepths being actually versed in Aztec mythology]], presented herself as the goddess [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coatlicue Coatlicue]] and demanded human sacrifices by [[BeatStillMyHeart [[AndShowItToYou removal of the heart]]. [[FromBadToWorse Oops.]]
6th Mar '17 11:02:20 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' takes place mostly within a typically Mayincatec pyramid... buried in Antarctica (thanks to AncientAstronauts). The experts who examined the temple seemed to think that it had features common to ancient cultures across the globe, but the main vibe was definitely Mesoamerican.

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* ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' takes place mostly within a typically Mayincatec pyramid... buried in Antarctica (thanks to AncientAstronauts). The experts who examined the temple seemed to think that it had features common to ancient cultures across the globe, (specifically Cambodian and Egyptian) but the main vibe was definitely Mesoamerican.
5th Mar '17 9:26:55 AM nombretomado
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* The Zzutak Animators from early MarvelComics

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20th Feb '17 1:22:04 AM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/EmpireOfThePetalThrone'', (1975) published by TSR. It's set in the world of Tekumel, created by M.A.R. Barker (see the entry in Literature).

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* ''TabletopGame/EmpireOfThePetalThrone'', (1975) published by TSR.Creator/{{TSR}}. It's set in the world of Tekumel, created by M.A.R. Barker (see the entry in Literature).



** The ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' campaign setting features[[note]]Well, feature''d'' after the Spellplague, Maztica being switched with the counterpart on an alternate dimension[[/note]] the continent of Maztica, far to the west across the ocean from Faerun, with a dominant culture, the Nexalans, based closely on the Aztecs. It was subject to invasion by the Amnians and their admiral Cordell and became the site of a burgeoning Faerunian colony. Based [[FantasyCounterpartCulture so closely]] on the Aztecs, in fact, that it might technically not count as [=Mayincatec=]: rather than generic ancient South American culture, the Nexalans ''are'' [[ShownTheirWork Aztecs]]. With a quick word-find-and-replace for proper nouns, and a light sprinkling of taking the mythology at face value (this was TSR policy at the time, though Maztica was one of the most severe offenders). Additionally, the sourcebook ''Serpent Kingdoms'', describing the society and history of the yuan-ti (a race of evil snake people) gives them some distinctly Mesoamerican-inspired architecture and culture.

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** The ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' campaign setting features[[note]]Well, feature''d'' after the Spellplague, Maztica being switched with the counterpart on an alternate dimension[[/note]] the continent of Maztica, far to the west across the ocean from Faerun, with a dominant culture, the Nexalans, based closely on the Aztecs. It was subject to invasion by the Amnians and their admiral Cordell and became the site of a burgeoning Faerunian colony. Based [[FantasyCounterpartCulture so closely]] on the Aztecs, in fact, that it might technically not count as [=Mayincatec=]: rather than generic ancient South American culture, the Nexalans ''are'' [[ShownTheirWork Aztecs]]. With a quick word-find-and-replace for proper nouns, and a light sprinkling of taking the mythology at face value (this was TSR Creator/{{TSR}} policy at the time, though Maztica was one of the most severe offenders). Additionally, the sourcebook ''Serpent Kingdoms'', describing the society and history of the yuan-ti (a race of evil snake people) gives them some distinctly Mesoamerican-inspired architecture and culture.
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