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Playing Ball with the Gods

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Davide Domenici

Davide Domenici


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"The chief, for a pastime, played at ball and to do so, they reserved Ulli balls for him; these balls were the size of large bowls for playing slittles and were heavy, made of a kind of resin or gum called Ulli; it is very light and bounces like a ballon. The chief brought with him good ball-players that played in his side, while on the opposing side were other illustrious players, and at stake there was gold... and turquoise and slaves and rich covers... and fields of maize and houses and feathers and cacao and feather dresses".

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