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  • n. a ceremonial ball game once played by the Aztecs; evolved into the ulama game.


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Classical Nahuatl.


  • So much has happened on the earth since Pompeiians painted their frescoes, since Zapotecs played tlachtli.

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • Specifically, they have looked for sacred or ritual aspects of ulama; links in terminology (the word for the field, taste [TA-stay], for example, is very similar to the Náhuatl word tlachtli, which means ballcourt or ballgame); how the balls are made and what that might tell us about ball making in the past; how the game, with its quirky, elusive rules, was played; and the role of women in the sport, past and present.

    Extreme Sport

  • The name is from _tezcatl_, mirror, _tlachtli_, the game of ball, and locative ending

    American Hero-Myths A Study in the Native Religions of the Western Continent


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