In September 1984 in Mexico City the First International Symposium and Exhibition of the Rubber Industry was held. There was a poster celebrating the event which was created. No doubt this poster hung on the streets where all the cool kids lounged. Under the image it said:
A solar god, possibly Tonatiuh or maybe Xiuhtecuhtli offering rubber, while on the high alter a rubber ball is burning.
As early as the sixth century the indigenous in South and Central America used rubber as part of religious ceremonies.