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Ammon and the Mesoamerican Custom of Smiting off Arms
TitleAmmon and the Mesoamerican Custom of Smiting off Arms
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsYerman, Bruce H.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume8
Issue1
Pagination44-47, 78-79
KeywordsAmmon (Son of Mosiah); Flocks; King Lamoni; Mesoamerica; Missionary Work; Nephite; Warfare
Abstract

Ammon, a Nephite missionary who chose to serve a Lamanite king as his servant, gained fame by cutting off the arms of the king’s enemies. The practice of smiting off arms of enemies as trophies fits a cultural pattern known among the later Aztecs and Maya in pre-Spanish Mesoamerica.

URLhttps://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol8/iss1/9

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