*Due to their deformities, the Olmecs believed that Dwarfs possesed special powers and had the ability to communicate with the supernatural world*

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Dwarf with 
crossed arms
A seated Dwarf 
carved in hematite
Dwarf with 
raised arms

Dwarfs holding their heads


**Coe, Michael D., ed.
    1995 The Olmec World: Ritual and Rulership. Princeton, NJ: The Art Museum,Princeton University.