Olmec Stone Head Statues

Also, historians believe the stone heads that the Olmec civilization was so famous for depicted kings instead of deities, something about them is still resonated with the religious undoubtedly practiced at the time. The general Mesoamerican belief systems stated that the spirit, emotions, and mind of an individual existed solely in their head. This is mimicked in the Aztec belief later of the Tonalli's location in the body. This term is used for a life force or spirit that the gods gave an individual before they were born.