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Issue Details: First known date: 1945... 1945 The Old Black God
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Sweetheart of a young Mayan chief being tortured to reveal treasure prays to an 'evil' pre-Mayan god, who produces an earthquake that kills the Spaniards, including a Christian priest, and frees the chief, but destroys the old god's idol as well.

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