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Mayan Religious and beliefs

 


Maya's religious beliefs are based on the belief that kuh or purity is inherent in everything in the world. K'uh and k'uhul, similar words used to explain the spirituality of all inanimate and conscious things, describe the most divine life force of existence. Maya faith establishes the creation and sanctification of humans, the earth and all things. This awesome holiness can likewise be converted into Maya creation legends.

Myth of maya creation

Before interpreting Maya creation myths, it is important to understand the difference between the two sources of Maya creation myths. These sources include the books of Popol Vuh and Chilam Bam. Popol Vuh is today linked to the Highland Maya of Guatemala. It contains lessons about human creation, prophecies and traditional myths and history. Chilam Balam's books are generally associated with the Terai Maya of the Yucatan region of Mexico. Chilam Balam has several books named after the region in which he was written. The most famous and influential books include Chumayel, Tizimin, Mani, Kaua, Ixil, Tusik, and Codex Perez. The books have been written by Jaguar priest, a literal translation for Chilam Balam. These books date to the colonial Spanish period, around 1500 BC, and the obvious influence of Spanish colonialism on Chilam Bam's composition stories.

It is said for Maya that the creation of the earth was the deed of the Huracan, Vayu and Akash deity. The heavens and the earth joined, leaving no room for any creature or plant to grow. To make space, a Ceiba tree was planted. The roots of the tree grew in all levels of the underworld and its branches grew in the upper world. The trunk of the tree grew to leave space on earth for animals, plants and humans. According to the belief of Maya, animals and plants were extracted before humans. The gods were not satisfied with animals only because they could not speak to honor them. From there, humans were created to honor the gods. Many ages of maya

According to the Mayan texts, thus far, three compositions have been done. Two of these creations are finished or, in other words, the creatures are destroyed. There are many variations of the three creations. Some have been influenced by Christianity, however, the following incidents from the Popol Vuh of the High Maya elaborate the basic events of the creations.

Mud manufactures

The first composition saw people who were made of clay. The soil people were not the most productive because many could not think of the ability that modern humans do and according to the sacred texts of the Maya, these people "spoke, but had no mind." They could not move because they were made of clay and they were not technically even mortal. The gods were not happy with their first creation, so they destroyed the earthen masses with water. 

Making From wood

For the second creation, the gods made men and women with reeds out of wood. These people could act as human beings, but they had no soul and did not honor the gods. He was also immortal. When they died, they were dead for only three days and would rise from the dead. The destruction of tree men and reed women was caused by a flood of boiling hot water. Those who survived this apocalypse feel that the monkeys that exist today.

Making from Maize

The third creation saw the birth of modern humans. These humans are made from white and yellow maize flour and the blood of the gods. The first humans were four men and four women. These men and women were considered very intelligent by the gods. The Maya gods believed that these intelligent humans were a threat to their authority and nearly destroyed them. However, Heart of Heaven (also known as Huracan, but the Heart of Heaven, Heart of Earth, or Heart of Sky in the creation story) has clouded their minds and eyes so that they become less intelligent . Distinctive Maya bunches trust in an assortment of creation legends. The most important concept to understand about Maya religious belief is that the creation of time and humans are considered cyclical. This means that some Mayas believe that contemporary humans will perish and another creation is imminent. However, this is not necessarily equivalent to popular beliefs that Maya believed in the "end of the world" phenomenon. Belief in the end of humanity is not the end of the world, it is the end of an era and, perhaps, the beginning of a new era of gods.

The gods destroyed various versions of "humans" because they either could not or did not worship their creators. This is an important consideration for the gods. They could not do creations that were incapable and incapable of sustaining the gods.

The Chief God and Goddess of Maya

Typically, the Maya God is fluid and has diverse personalities. This sometimes makes it difficult to separate one God from another. However, it can be easy to keep in mind that although Maya gods are many, the most consequential gods are sometimes morphs with less notable gods and share the characteristics of both gods. The inclusion of connectivity in Maya culture, not surprisingly, also applies to Maya deities. Some deities also have conflicting personality traits. The plurality of the deities is based on their nature. Many Gods are an amalgamation of a human and a special animal. They are also associated with different cardinal directions and a person's importance may vary depending on the historical context. This fluidity is precisely why scholars refer to some Maya deities with letters of the Latin alphabet.

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