Every May 5 in Mexico’s Guerrero state the tigers of Zitlala fight each other in an ancestral ritual for rain. Believers offer their blood and pain to the gods, saying a drop of blood is equal to a drop of water.
“Their philosophy is holistic,” Mr. Martínez said. “When you talk to the campesinos, they say, ‘We eat the land and the land eats us.’ Everything is cyclical.”
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