No. 22 – Feek the Freak

Mictlantecuhtli image courtesy Museo de Antropología, Xalapa, Mexico

Feek the Freak from Ace Trucking Co. by Massimo Belardinelli (1938–2007) v Mictlantecuhtli (meaning Lord of Mictlan [underworld]), Aztec god of the dead

Surpassing conventional definitions of homage, worship of Mictlantecuhtli sometimes involved ritual cannibalism, with human flesh being consumed in and around his temple.

Aztec civilisation emerged in the 14th century and was consolidated into an alliance of three city-states that dominated large swathes of Mesoamerica (modern Mexico) during the 15th and 16th centuries.

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