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Fig. 6

From: Symbolism and ritual practices related to hunting in Maya communities from central Quintana Roo, Mexico

Fig. 6

The day after the Loojil Ts’oon is performed, the hunter must: (a) go to the forest to deposit, that is, give back the jaws [larger in (b)] so that the Lords of Animals give them new life, thus completing the cycle and renewing the hunting permission as established by the supernatural entities. Source: Photos by Dídac Santos-Fita; X-Pichil community, Quintana Roo (2011)

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