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One can't help thinking of the old Maya gods depicted as being borne on palanquins as the "John", with his somewhat rakish air, goes back and forth busily impregnating the Virgin. Within recent memory these figures were jailed by the local authorities for this one night, precisely in order to prevent such exuberantly licentious conduct!

Fortitude and perseverance are the watchwords for the bearers of the "John" as, for them, this is a spiritual as well as a physical test.