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Unformatted text preview: the threshold between this world andd Xibalba, the arena for confrontation; the ritualized ballgame played therein reenacted the original contest between the Hero Twins and the gods of death. A modern day ritual would be Super Bowl Sunday. Every year, the first weekend of February is spent in front of television with millions of viewers glued to their television screen to watch the biggest football game of the season. Usually many people will watch it for the game but many other people watch it for the commercial. It is a ritual because it brings the whole nation together for a healthy dose of competition in a sporting event. Another example that the world celebrates is on 9/11 they observe moments of silence and wear small flags on the lapels of their suits in honor of those who died. The acts of patriotism are small rituals. Whether it is the super bowl or 9/11 people display their pride for their teams and their country. Which are all small rituals....
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- Fall '08