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Topics 1 General Information 2 Warriors 3 Offense 4 Defense General Information In areas of Late Post classic Mesoamerican times archaeological work makes known that warfare had a major impact throughout Mesoamerica even on societies not that were at war An example of this would be in about the ninth century when the Mayan empire collapsed into a heap of destruction and war although nothing was as bad as the Yucatan peninsula What happened there was chaos and changed the Mayan way of life forever The wars not only affected political boundaries but also local industry and economical systems which were needed to produce weapons and also support their local armies Religion and its contributions Religion was a fairly big part of battle too Even their main god Sun Jaguar was the god of war Jaguars freely roam the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula The Maya respected the jaguar as a skilled hunter but also as much more than just an agile feline The Jaguar God was very important to the Maya religion It was a symbol of life and death The jaguar was the sun both as it passed overhead and as it journeyed nightly through the underworld called Xibalb shee-bal-ba While the jaguar was in the sky its name was Kinich Ahau kee-neech ahau the daytime sun god He dwelt in the highest levels of heaven The sun god was a domineering fire-eyed lord who was appeased by offerings of sacrificial beheadings You could say the spiritual part of battle was just as important as the material part Its astonishing how there arent a lot of friendly executions I ponder sometimes on how you know the other nation from your own when youre in a blood bath Even arrows graze the warriors in the frontline Their wars consist of hundreds or even thousands of fearless natives The Mayans best bet strategic wise would be to use a surprise
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