The Shocking Truth About the Bloody Rituals of the Maya (Video)
Spanish conquerors, upon their arrival in the Americas, discovered thousands of Mayan hieroglyphs that detailed secret rites, offering a glimpse into a society that was both sophisticated and brutal in its practices. Various aspects of these rituals, such as the use of bloodletting, violence, human sacrifice, and the worship of deities that were believed to govern the natural world, reveal the rich and complex world of the ancient Maya.
Top image: Maya warrior. Source: Art Gallery / Adobe Stock.