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Cuisine mexicaine. Un chef maya interdisant de toucher à un récipient de chocolat.

In the and century, drinking chocolate was considered a sin; as at that time chocolate was found in the form of a drink and since drinking wine during lent was a sin, so was drinking chocolate.

Mesoamericans were making beverages from cacao before 1000 BC. Chocolate was an essential component of all important ceremonial and social occasions among the Aztecs and their Mesoamerican neighbors.

Mesoamericans were making beverages from cacao before 1000 BC. Chocolate was an essential component of all important ceremonial and social occasions among the Aztecs and their Mesoamerican neighbors.

I bet you love chocolate. Perhaps you’re enjoying raw cacao as a superfood. Did you know of its shamanic use? Cacao has long been considered a teacher plant with a great capacity for opening the heart. Sourced and prepared specially for its spiritual qualities, pure ceremonial (raw!) Cacao is a powerful tool for healing, visioning and expanding our capacity to love and be loved. Experience a Cacao ceremony at The Ultimate Connection Summer Retreat - or sooner... www.elenaangel.com/blog

I bet you love chocolate. Perhaps you’re enjoying raw cacao as a superfood. Did you know of its shamanic use? Cacao has long been considered a teacher plant with a great capacity for opening the heart. Sourced and prepared specially for its spiritual qualities, pure ceremonial (raw!) Cacao is a powerful tool for healing, visioning and expanding our capacity to love and be loved. Experience a Cacao ceremony at The Ultimate Connection Summer Retreat - or sooner... www.elenaangel.com/blog

Before chocolate was a sweet candy, it was a spicy drink. Some of the earliest known chocolate drinkers were the ancient Maya of Central America. Because chocolate was so important to them, they made offerings to a special God of chocolate, Ek Chuah, who protected their cacao tree fields.

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The word cacao originated from the Maya word Ka'kau', as well as the Maya words Chocol'ha and the verb chokola'j "to drink chocolate together",

Maya chocolate god

History of chocolate, chocolate history, chocolate fact, myth and legend.

This is a classic Mayan chocolate pot used in feasts sponsored by the ruling elite. This is at the Walters Art Museum in the special exhibition "Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift." http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80194/lidded-vessel/

ancientpeoples: “Lidded Cacao-Drinking VesselMaya (present-day Guatemala) AD (Early Classic) Earthenware, slip with incising “The Classic Maya political landscape was divided into more than.

El chocolate, la bebida divina que conquistó Europa (artículo del National Geographic España)

El chocolate, la bebida divina que conquistó Europa (artículo del National Geographic España)

Palace scene: a ruler with a pot of foaming chocolate  Learn the history of chocolate: http://www.worldstandards.eu/chocolate%20-%20history.html

This is a site about the origin and history of chocolate / cacao.

Cacao schoonmaken, de cacaobonen wordt in de rivier gewassen en van de schil ontdaan, te zien op deze Zweedse schoolplaat.

Cacao schoonmaken, de cacaobonen wordt in de rivier gewassen en van de schil ontdaan, te zien op deze Zweedse schoolplaat.

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