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pulque

Mexican name for the agave wine, which in Mexico even today is consumed in far greater quantities than wine from grapes. The plant family comprises about four hundred species (formerly they were assigned to the cactus or lily family). The Pulque were already the Aztecs ago, they called the agave "Metl" and "plant of the gods", because they thought Pulque for their blood. At the end of the Aztec calendar year, the people were allowed to get drunk senseless for five days. Pulque was forerunner of the invented by the Spanish conquerors tequila, in contrast to this, although there is a fermentation, but no distillation,

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