Mayan Rituals

Mesoamerica for kids
Mesoamerica for kids
The Olmecs The first civilization to evolve in Mesoamerica was that of the Olmecs. Around 1500 B.C., villages in Mesoamerica became more complex and specialized. These people formed a nation which they called Olmec. The Olmecs built…
Mayans religion Facts
Mayans religion Facts
Maya Gods The Maya believed in a large number of nature gods. Some gods were considered more important and powerful than others. Itzamna - The most important Maya god was Itzamna. Itzamna was the god of fire who created the Earth…
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Mayan bloodletting rituals
Mayan bloodletting rituals
Bloodletting-cutting part of the body to release blood-is an ancient ritual used by many Mesoamerican societies. For the ancient Maya, bloodletting rituals constituted a way to communicate with the gods and royal ancestors. This practice was usually performed by nobles through the perforation of body…
Mayan religious rituals
Mayan religious rituals
The Mayan religion is a polytheistic one, and the main gods are Itzamná, Kukulcán (also known as Quetzalcóatl), Bolon Tzacab and Chac. The worship of these deities has been carefully recorded thanks to the Mayan hieroglyphic language, which explained areas of their society that were based in religion…
Ancient Maya history
Ancient Maya history
Mayan History The Maya are probably the best-known of the classical civilizations of Mesoamerica. Originating in the Yucatan around 2600 B.C., they rose to prominence around A.D. 250 in present-day southern Mexico, Guatemala, western Honduras, El Salvador, and northern Belize. Building on the inherited…
Astronomy religion
Astronomy religion
Is this what our own Milky Way Galaxy looks like from far away? Similar in size and design to our home galaxy, spiral galaxy NGC 3370 is about 100 million light-years away, toward the constellation Leo. Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA) This article is Part One of Two in a series on the…