Účelová identita živých bohov: Ľudské obete aztéckych rituálov

Title in English Purpose Identity of the Living Gods: Human sacrifices of The Aztec Rituals


Year of publication 2016
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Teotl ixiptla is an impersonator of a god at Nahua (Aztec) rituals, who is generally sacrifices at the end of the ritual. An impersonator is chosen by very specific rules among war captives. He (or she) is gradually transformed into a god (or goddess). This process can last for even a year. In a presentation I have opened a question of this gradual transformation of the candidate into a "living god" and of an purposeness of this change. Through the scope of theories of social identities I have talked about a mechanism of transformation of his/her identity with consideration of current discoveries made by Molly Bassett.
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