Chachalmeca is in Aztec ritual, a high-ranking priest in charge of sacrifices. Aztec priests were not allowed to marry, and they lived in a cloisterlike compound. As part of their initiation they were castrated and blood was drawn from their penises, ears, and tongues by a chaichiutzli, a ritual stone.



Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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