The Sacred Colors of the Maya

The ancient Maya believed that certain colors were sacred and had significant spiritual meaning behind them. They believed that these specific sacred colors represented the “Four Cardinal Directions” (North, East, South and West) as well as representative to the various gods within their complex religious belief system. Each direction had various items within their respective color that were associated with it as well. These items were often included with sacrifices to represent their color, the associated gods, and sacred direction. According to the Book of Chilam Balam; The color red…

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History of the Maya

History of the Maya by Njord Kane The History of the Maya definitively traces the cultural evolution of the Maya civilization from the arrival of migrating ‘first peoples’ to the end of the Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican World with the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century. A span of some thousands of years are concisely covered in one volume in a thorough study of the history of a complex Maya society. A new world of understanding about the ancient Maya civilization has been opened up from new archaeological discoveries and studies. Easy…

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