Pox (drink)

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Pox
Region of originMexico
Ingredientscorn, sugar cane and wheat

Pox (pronounced 'Poshe')is a liquor commonly used for ceremonial purposes among the Mayans of Mexico and Central America.[1] It is made of corn, sugar cane and wheat. Besides its religious significance it is also a somewhat popular alcoholic drink in the Chiapas region of southern Mexico. The word "pox" in Tzotzil means "medicine, cane liquor, cure." Pox was commonly used in religious ceremonies and festivals in San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, but increasingly soda has been substituted for it.

External sources[edit]

Maffi, Luisa. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. June 1996, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 27–46


  1. ^ "The Spirit Used by Ancient Mayans to Visit the Underworld Is on the Rise". Food & Wine. Retrieved 2020-09-19.