Pok-A-Tok was an ancient Mayan ballgame similar to basketball except the hoop was vertically aligned and the use of hands was prohibited. It played a large part in the culture of the people just as sport does in ours today. Although one difference is that in certain big or significant games, some of the players would be sacrificed to the Gods when the game was over, whether it was the losers of the game or the winners (as an honor) is not entirely clear.
The game had a further significance in that it features in the creation myth of the Maya: The Popol Vuh. In this myth, two boys