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Inca Child Sacrifice Victims Were Drugged

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:11 PM

Three Inca mummies found near the lofty summit of Volcán Llullaillaco in Argentina were so well preserved that they put a human face on the ancient ritual of capacocha—which ended with their sacrifice.

Now the bodies of 13-year-old Llullaillaco Maiden and her younger companions Llullaillaco Boy and Lightning Girl have revealed that mind-altering substances played a part in their deaths and during the year-long series of ceremonial processes that prepared them for their final hours.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:48 PM

Amazing preservation, looks as if  they only died recently.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:09 PM

I would hope they were drugged so much they didn't know what was happening to them.  Poor kids.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:55 PM

Fascinating and sad. I want to read more on these sacrifices.
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:07 PM

I've long heard the theory that they had to be drugged to go so peacefully to their deaths.  The poor little kids hopefully just went to sleep and never woke up.  Never heard they were bludgeoned or anything.

Edited by moonshadow60, 30 July 2013 - 11:09 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:31 PM

whacked off your face on coke & booze for years, and then dying a completely pointless & stupid death?
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:48 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 30 July 2013 - 11:07 PM, said:

The poor little kids hopefully just went to sleep and never woke up.
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that's what's puzzling me.
coca's not a sophorific, it's a stimulant. although it's nowhere near the strength of cocaine, in large amounts it would've been like a really huge caffeine buzz, certainly to a 13yo!
why wouldn't they have used something like Ayahuasca, or Yagé, which would've been sophorific, and a much more spiritual high?
that would make sense, but coca?
shed've been wired, not unconscious unfortunately.....

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:58 PM

View Postshrooma, on 30 July 2013 - 11:31 PM, said:

whacked off your face on coke & booze for years, and then dying a completely pointless & stupid death?
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You're still alive!  :)  Let's find a better reason than sacrifice for your death (in the very far future).  How about freedom fighter for the liberation of boogers!  Go Shrooma!  You're the hero to millions of snots being freed from shnoz's into tissue!  Fight on!

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:01 AM

View Postshrooma, on 30 July 2013 - 11:48 PM, said:

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that's what's puzzling me.
coca's not a sophorific, it's a stimulant. although it's nowhere near the strength of cocaine, in large amounts it would've been like a really huge caffeine buzz, certainly to a 13yo!
why wouldn't they have used something like Ayahuasca, or Yagé, which would've been sophorific, and a much more spiritual high?
that would make sense, but coca?
shed've been wired, not unconscious unfortunately.....

Some of the comments on the site argued that these children were probably ill and were chewing coca leaves to relieve symptoms of asthma or other breathing type illnesses and were brought up to the burial sites to die since they were sick.  Possibly children of high stature.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:22 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 31 July 2013 - 12:01 AM, said:



Some of the comments on the site argued that these children were probably ill and were chewing coca leaves to relieve symptoms of asthma or other breathing type illnesses and were brought up to the burial sites to die since they were sick.  Possibly children of high stature.
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that's a pretty good idea Lady!
if she had asthma, the freezing cold, rarefied air at 23,000ft, coupled with a shedload of beer, and she wouldn't have lasted long!
maybe she wasn't sacrificed, but just put out of her misery....?

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:27 AM

View Postshrooma, on 31 July 2013 - 12:22 AM, said:

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that's a pretty good idea Lady!
if she had asthma, the freezing cold, rarefied air at 23,000ft, coupled with a shedload of beer, and she wouldn't have lasted long!
maybe she wasn't sacrificed, but just put out of her misery....?

Thanks, but not my idea really... :blush:  Someone else made that comment but I do have to agree it's more than likely considering the evidence that is presented.

I'd like to go out that way... if I knew I was going to die might as well go out high as a kite.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:34 AM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 30 July 2013 - 11:07 PM, said:

I've long heard the theory that they had to be drugged to go so peacefully to their deaths.  The poor little kids hopefully just went to sleep and never woke up.  Never heard they were bludgeoned or anything.

There was a documentary a few years ago after gold and silver statue offerings were being found at this one site, and that theory was discussed on it..how they seemed to have just looked like they had fallen asleep..


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:42 AM

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I'd like to go out that way... if I knew I was going to die might as well go out high as a kite.
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:44 AM

View Postshrooma, on 31 July 2013 - 12:42 AM, said:

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have you been looking at my bucket list Lady??
:-D

Perhaps it's a case of great minds thinking alike!  :tsu:

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:52 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 31 July 2013 - 12:01 AM, said:

Some of the comments on the site argued that these children were probably ill and were chewing coca leaves to relieve symptoms of asthma or other breathing type illnesses and were brought up to the burial sites to die since they were sick.  Possibly children of high stature.

Interesting, LL. I know there are brilliant minds out there who work on this stuff, but I often wonder how often we get our interpretations of these mysteries right (or wrong)? We may be able to get the lab results right, but what about the less tangible?

According to another interpretation, of a different pre-Columbian culture (Aztec), they wanted the children sacrifices to be suffering and in pain so they would cry, and "water the earth".
http://en.wikipedia....umbian_cultures

Edited by QuiteContrary, 31 July 2013 - 12:52 AM.

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