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Who are the maya?

The Scary Maya Legend of “Huay Chivo”

Beings that transform themselves at night, half human/half animals, masters of darkness that arouse fear … no, it’s not part of a modern graphic novel, but rather one of the…

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Maya Millennial Secrets of the Moon

The moon is one of the most enigmatic and important elements within Maya mythology, to the extent that a calendar was created from its observation. It is also identified with…

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Maya Language in Urban Music

“Let’s go, let’s all go…we are travelers from this land,” Xíimbal Kaaj “Xíimbal Kaaj” or “people who walk,” is a rap song in Maya, sung by the musicians Pat Boy…

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Discover the Mystery behind the Zero

What does zero mean to you, “nothing”? Or is it just something you learned at school? Let’s solve the mystery of what it meant to the Maya. The zero, the…

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The Maya of Yucatán, a Living Culture

When you think of the Maya people, you probably imagine the ones who built the pyramids that we admire so much. We want you to know that the Maya are…

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The Story Behind the Mayab Trekkers

“Trekker, who goes on the trails, on the old trails of the Mayab,” as the beautiful Yucatecan song says, with words by Antonio Médiz Bolio and music by Guty Cárdenas;…

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The “Balam:” A Legend Nearing Extinction

The sacred universe of the pre-Hispanic Maya was made up of a totality that included mankind, natural phenomena, heavenly objects, and more. The animals were essential symbols, associated with vital…

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What You Didn’t Know About “Chicle”

Most of us have tried all kinds of chewing gum, with a variety of flavors, colors and even different smells. But, did you know that “chicle” (gum) was born in…

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Cabañuelas: Weather Predictions for 2017

Is it possible to predict the weather for the whole year? The answer is yes. All you need to do is have knowledge of the ancient civilizations of México, like…

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Living Magic: Aluxes

Ever since I was a child, my grandmother told me stories about little elves or spirits, often naughty and playful, who used to live in patios, out in the fields,…

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A Day in the Life of Don Hermenegildo

Hermenegildo Catzín has dedicated his 62 years to his lands, the planting of the corn, and to his family in his native Cuzamá. But one day the daily routine changed,…

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Maya Medicine

For the Maya, illnesses were a product of instability, a lack of balance between body and soul; in order to heal, the patient must reestablish a natural order, aligning his…

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The First Sustainable Building

The engineering and architecture of the Maya pyramids is admirable; those majestic buildings that constantly amaze us, like Chichén Itzá, Uxmal and Mayapán. But there are other buildings that deserve…

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The Underworld Guardian: Chaac

The Maya culture had a close relationship with nature, whether observing the stars for hours, allowing them to create precise astronomic calendars; or through offerings and petitions, like the ones…

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Maya Trees

For the Maya, trees were essential for life, they had a profound respect for them, and they attributed religious and cosmological qualities to them. Today many are still considered sacred….

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Playing Maya Games

Before we had tablets, video games, and apps on cell phones, it was quite common in Yucatán to see children playing tinjoroch, which consists of twirling a flattened metal bottle…

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Maya Astronomy 

The Maya, in addition to being great engineers, builders, and inventors, were great observers of the heavens. They made discoveries that astonish us until this day. The stars, the sun,…

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