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Xipe Totec, The Flayed Lord of Mexico

A recent discovery was made in Mexico where archaeologists dug up a pre-Aztec temple of the "flayed god" called Xipe Totec.

Items relating to the deity were discovered at a site in Puebla state, and believed to date from 900-1150 AD. Mexican archaeologists say the find may be the earliest dedication to Xipe Tótec discovered in Mexico.
Worship of the God, who represents fertility and regeneration, is known to have later spread throughout Mesoamerica during Aztec times.

Read more on The BBC.

(Image credit: Meliton Tapia INAH via BBC)


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