Maya and The Number Seven

Nearly all the monuments of Yucatan bear evidence that the Mayas had a predilection for number seven. Since we find that their artificial mounds were composed of seven superposed platforms; that the city of Uxmal contained seven of these mounds; that the north side of...

A Selection of Mayan Vocabulary

Akuml means “place of the turtle” Alux, h’lox, or more fully h’loxkatob. The meaning is “the strong clay images.” Atole. Nahuan atolli, or atlaolli. Corn-meal gruel. Balám. Tiger or mountain-lion. The word was applied also to a...
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