67. What are sacred bundles and why are they important in Indigenous cultures in the Americas?
Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett
Molly Bassett [+]
Georgia State University
Molly Bassett is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Religious Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Her first book The Fate of Earthly Things, a study of Aztec gods and god-bodies, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2015. She is currently at work on a second book tentatively titled The Bundle: Unwrapping Aztec Religion, an examination of the quimilli (bundle) and tlaquimilolli (sacred bundle) as models for theory and method in the study of Aztec religion.
This chapter briefly describes sacred bundles and bundling in a variety of North and South American Indigenous cultures.