21. Their Kings Claimed To Be Descendants Of The Cosmos
The Mayan culture had a string of powerful Kings that almost had a divine status amongst their subjects. They claimed to be descended from planets and often claimed to acts as a channel between the world of Gods and that of humans.
Mayan Kings played an important role in several public ceremonies, rituals, and sacrifices. But that was not all – they were groomed to learn how to manage and rule their cities in a wise manner.