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Chichen Itza

A visit to one of Mexico's ancient sites is a nice complement to a relaxing beach vacation. There are several well-preserved sites and this guide to the Riviera Maya ruins should help you decide which site fits in best to your vacation itinerary.

VASE À DÉCOR DE FLEURS CULTURE MAYA RÉGION DU PETÉN, GUATEMALA CLASSIQUE, 600-900 AP. J.-C. MAYA VASE WITH FLORAL DECORATIONS, PETEN REGION, GUATEMALA

La religión influencia la vida de los mayas en los ritos agrícolas, en las ceremonias públicas, en el arte y la cultura. Su importancia fue muy grande. Los mayas adoraban a varios dioses así es una religíon politeísta.

Nal, Deidad del maíz tierno. Los mitos documentan la importancia del maíz al señalar que con su masa se creó la humanidad maya, lo que explica la existencia de una deidad vinculada con el maíz. Su característica es la de ser un hombre joven con una acentuada deformación craneal y sin ningún rasgo animal; es la imagen misma de los humanos. Como personificación del grano sembrado realiza varios ritos en el inframundo.

Tikal Mayan ruins, Guatemala - Temple II was constructed in honor of Hasaw's wife. The name assumed for this wife is "Lady Twelve Macaw". Lintel 2 of Temple II was carved, and the surviving remnant shows the figure of a royally garbed woman, but no text has survived. The carved beam of this lintel now resides in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Quetzalcoatl: ‘The Feathered Serpent’ or Precious Twin. God of intelligence and self-reflection, a patron of priests. Primordial god of creation, a giver of life. With his opposite Tezcatlipoca he created the world. Also called White Tezcatlipoca, to contrast him with black Tezcatlipoca. In his guise as the wind god, he bears on his chest the jewel of the wind, a pectoral in the shape of a cut conch; also associated with wisdom, arts and philosophy.

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Maya, Inca & Aztec Interactive Notebook Pages

Included are 23 different Interactive Notebook activities (41 total pages) that cover various topics related to the Maya, Inca, and Aztecs. You can use these pages as interactive notes for notebooks or as a stand alone lapbook. Lapbook covers and directions are included.