Karina Itzcoatl

Fascinated by Maya and Aztec achievement Karina was called to explore the heritage of her ancestors at an early age. She has extensively studied the historical indigenous identity of Aztec culture.

Origin of Chocolate: Did The Olmecs Influence Mayan Blood Letting Rituals?

The Olmec Origin of Chocolate Cacao is chocolate in it’s rawest form. The word cacao is derived from kakaw in ancient Zoque, the language of the Olmecs, who first domesticated cacao (1500 BC – 400 BC). The Olmecs operated a great trading empire and had large settlements in Chiapas, Yucatan, and Guatemala, all areas where …

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