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Los Voladores de Papantla Ritual

The legend says that many years ago, there was a severe drought in Totonacapan which caused much havoc and cost the Totonac many lives. A group of elders from the Totonac village gathered together to decide what to do. 265 more words


The Dance of the Birdmen – The History and Legend behind the Voladores de Papantla

As the men walk in a single file with their heads bowed down as a sign of respect to the gods, spectators watch in astonishment the 30 meters long wooden (almost 100 feet) pole which the Birdmen are about to climb. 1,346 more words