In the days before fried turkey and turkey legs were common and regular additions to any fried rice meal, people could get by just fine without eating them. That sounds delicious, doesn't it? That's the goal.
The Mayan civilization was on the rise in 300 BC, with large cities, elaborate temples, developed farming, various other technologies, and numerous accomplishments. Religion played a major role in the Mayans' life, and it was full of symbolism and ritual.
We don't even notice the wild turkey anymore because it's so prevalent, but to them, it was an incredibly sacred bird that featured in many of their most significant rituals. The Mayans considered turkeys to be super-potent, powerful enough to control people in their sleep. Amazing right?
The birds displayed a powerful sense of individuality and wealth, and they were typically used to express that same kind of significance. The ancient Mayans used turkeys as symbols, even when burying the dead, though the specifics of that practice are somewhat puzzling.
It was imagined as having great abilities, dangerous to humans, that were seen as emerging from the night and dream worlds. An additional bizarre piece of information is that one of the Maya kings had the word turkey in his royal nickname.
Turkeys were greatly respected by multiple ancient civilisations, including the Mayans. Turkeys were historically and symbolically significant in many other Native American cultures as well, as was also the case for the Osage, who believed that.
Turkeys can forecast the weather because they are rain spirits. There is still a longstanding tradition that Americans participate in each year around Thanksgiving, and that tradition is to roast and then share turkeys to demonstrate how significant they are.
Content created and supplied by: gistnodeyfinish (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More