Emerging from the tiny Tumul K’in radio station where SATIIM director Greg Ch’oc does his weekly Q’eqchi Mayan show, we saw the coolest thing…
It’s fire ball, a traditional Mayan sport played here by youths from six Mayan communities. It’s part of a series of summer Maya games, which also include a hitch-hiking race from Punta Gorda back to Tumul K’in.
Posted By Amy Bracken
Posted Aug 11th, 2011
August 18, 2011
That was amazing to see. What kind of ball do they use and how do they set it on fire.
Did you get a chance to play?
August 19, 2011
Cool, huh? Apparently it’s a ball of wire and cloth, doused in kerosene. I wanted to play but it was a tournament between villages. If I turned out to be really good, I would have thrown everything off :). Maybe we can set something up when I get back!