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The Danza de los Voladores is a native religious manifestation of Mesoamerica. Its origins date back to the Middle Preclassic Mesoamerican, we found representations of this ritual in the funeral ceramics of the cultures of the West (Colima, Jalisco and Nayarit). He then moved to other villages, most likely related to the gladiatorial sacrifice and fertility cults. Survives today among the Nahua and Totonac of the Sierra Norte de Puebla and Veracruz Totonacapan. In 2009 he was proclaimed intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.