Photographer's Note

Pascual Abaj is a sacred site located on a hill just outside Chichi where sacrifices and flowers are regularly offered to the "Idolo", a blackened pre-columbian sculpture. Writing on the stone records the doings of a king named Tohil.

Local Shamans, lead villagers in special rites that include sacrificing chickens.

Here is one leaning against a cross at the site. The cross is there due to the "blending" of Catholicism with Mayan religious beliefs.

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