The Wayeb’

The five unnamed days at the end of the Haab’ calendar are called the “Wayeb’,” This period of time was believed to be a very dangerous time to the Maya. It was believed that during the five day period of the Wayeb’, the passageways between the mortal realm and the realm of the underworld opened up. This left no boundaries that prevented the ill-intending spirits and deities from creating havoc and causing disasters to happen. During this time, the Maya had customs they followed and practiced certain rituals to ward…

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