Mayan Religion

Basic Facts

  • Date Founded: 250 A.D. (rise of Mayan Civilization)
  • Place Founded: Mesosamerica ( Southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.)
  • Texts:Dresden, Madrid, and Paris codices; Books of Chilam Balam;Popol Vuh; The Ritual of the Bacabs
  • Theism: Polytheism
  • Main gods:Itzamná; Kukulcán (Quetzalcóatl); Bolon Tzacab; Chac
  • Practices:Astronomy, divination, human sacrifice, elaborate burial for royalty, worship in stone pyramid-temples


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