Wow, what a complicated story. As I started to read about the Maya running through my mind was who could think up a story like this. But, as I read on their complicated and fractured history shed a little light on the subject. Perhaps this could be one contributing factor to such a convoluted storyline, but surley not the only one. I understand the moral of if at first you don’t succeed, but this story gives me the impression every task is set up for failure and only after repeated trying can you hope to acheive your goals. I can imagine this would make a great oral performance though.