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The Burden of the Ancients: Maya Ceremonies of World Renewal from the Pre-Columbian Period to the Present

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In Maya theology, everything from humans and crops to gods and the world itself passes through endless cycles of birth, maturation, dissolution, death, and rebirth. Traditional Maya believe that human beings perpetuate this cycle through ritual offerings and ceremonies that have the power to rebirth the world at critical points during the calendar year. The most elaborate ceremonies take place during Semana Santa (Holy Week), the days preceding Easter on the Christian calendar, during which traditionalist Maya replicate ...

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Burden of the Ancients: Maya Ceremonies of World Renewal from the Pre-Columbian Period to the Present
2016, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9781477309957

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The Burden of the Ancients: Maya Ceremonies of World Renewal from the Pre-Columbian Period to the Present
2016, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9781477310267

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