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Ammon and the Mesoamerican Custom of Smiting off Arms
|Ammon and the Mesoamerican Custom of Smiting off Arms
|Year of Publication
|Yerman, Bruce H.
|Journal of Book of Mormon Studies
|Ammon (Son of King Mosiah); Flocks; King Lamoni; Mesoamerica; Missionary Work; Nephite; Warfare
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.
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