Book cover of Blood, Guts, & Gores by Ric Hajovsky


An in-depth look at the bloody sacrificial practices of pre-Colombian Mesoamerican cultures, from the early Olmec, Maya and Teotihuacan up through the Aztecs of the sixteenth century, all manners of sacrifice and auto-sacrifice are examined and explained in detail via sixteenth-century eyewitness testimony, early historical documents, and codices.

Over 200 color images of native scribes’ drawing from pre-Colombian and contact-period codices, pre-Colombian painted ceramics, pottery figures, and images carved in bas-relief at ruin sites are all used to illustrate these bizarre practices.  Blood, Guts and Gore; the title says it all!

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