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Certain ceremonies were given over to the direction of priestesses. Among these was the feast of the goddess known as Our Grandmother. A priestess called "the white woman" was in charge of tending the ritual fires and sweeping out the temple.

When entering a temple, it would not have been unusual to come upon priestesses as well as priests.

Soon after birth, girls were sometimes brought to the nearest temple, where a gift of incense to the priest ensured a future career for the child.

shown at right, carved jade

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