The Mesoamerican death mask of Pacal of Palenque was highly revered throughout central and south America. One of the masks of the Lords of Xibalba of the Council Nu, the bearer of this mask, like the Weeping Mask of Quetzalcoatl, could see life and death, intention and emotion was utilized in the governance of the people.
One night, while Pacal slept, a commoner stole into The Temple of Inscriptions and retrieved the spirit of the mask for his own. First, separating the physical mask from the spiritual counterpart and retreating back to his community.
In the morning, after his fill of mochachino, cigars and some cornbread, Pacal had the High Priest retrieve the mask and to bring it to him where he waited atop the pyramid…he put it on, and nothing; his access to Xibalba gone; like having the Internet connection cut from a laptop, it was there, but the worldly access was absent
This started a major civil war throughout the land, as prisoners from every town and city were collected and brought to Palenque for decapitation. This went on for months, while commoners sought amongst themselves for the thief of the mask of Pacal to save their own heads, those of their friends, and indeed their family and communities.
Heads piled up as more and more people were brought to bring out the thief. As word stretched even so far as Teohuanaco, modern day Mexico; where, it so happened, the thief had been boasting of having become a Xibalban Lord for his great knowledge.
He was immediately bound, gagged, beaten and taken by the swiftest route, by a group of Mexican locals, to Palenque, while a generous caravan of goods, treasures, items, women and slaves followed to appease Pacal, and wane off an impending outright war.
When they arrived, the pile of rotting human heads already reached half the height of the The Temple of Inscriptions. No decapitations had been enacted since the Teohuanaco’s Xibalban Lord had contacted the nearest to Palenque’s Lord who sent a messenger to stall the proceedings.
The man was forced to walk through the midst of the people of those who had lost friend, family, brother, uncle, father and grandfather; before having to face Pacal, the Decapitator God, as he was now known… X~|
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