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        Aztec statue of Zapotec-Aztec bat god, 300-900 A.D., Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh

        This photograph is of a statue formed in the likeness of the Zapotec god Camazotz, a bat god. The cult of Camazotz began around 100 BCE among the Zapotec Indians in what is the modern-day Mexican state of Oaxaca. The cult of Camazotz worshiped an anthropomorphic monster with the body of a human, head of a bat. In Zapotec culture, the bat was associated with night, death, and sacrifice.

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