Did you Know? Turkeys Were Once Worshipped as if they Were Gods
While the turkey is now America's favorite portion of the Thanksgiving dinner, these large birds were proclaimed as vehicles of the gods by the Mayan people around 300 B.C. and were venerated as such, so much so that they were tamed to play roles in religious ceremonies. They were power and prestige emblems that may be found throughout Maya iconography and archaeology.