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Sophie Andrews

on 6 July 2017

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Transcript of Mayans

Mayans are an Ancient Civilization that collapse a long time ago. They are very interesting on how the used to survive.
Mayan Gods:
Mayans have many different gods. They all do something to represent the Mayans ways.
The Mayans made their jewelry out of animals skins.They would hunt parrots to make their jewelry. They only wore jewelry on occasions. The wealthy Mayans wore jewelry crafted from jade. The Mayan Nobles would wear clay on their nose to create a long ridge.
Their Kids
The Mayans used to attach wooden boards to their kids forehead because it looked nice to have a flat forehead.
The Mayans wore a lot of loincloths. Loincloths is made out of cotton. The reason they wore loincloths is because of their hot climate they had. Mayans would wear a cloak called a manta if it was cold and for women they wore a long cotton dress that was called huipil.

Their Tools
Mayan have tools which helped them survive mothers nature. here are some tools.
Chisels, (Stone chisels were important in the creation of Mayan buildings and works of art) Scrapers, Hammers, Axes, Knives, Grinding Tools, Plumb-bob, Hoes.
Chac is the god of thunder and rain. In art chac was sometime drawn as an old man with reptiles and amphibian features or with fangs and a long noise and sometimes tears coming from his eyes (which can symbolise rain) or carrying an axe (which caused thunder) and was associated with fog. Other mayan terms used to refer to chac included:Ah Tzeul,(“he who gives food away to people.”) Hopop Caan (“He how lights the sky”) and Ah Hoya (“he how urinate
Kinich Ahau was the sun god, he was the god of the city of Itzamal. Supposedly he visited the city every night at noon. He could descend as macaw and consume offerings. Kinich Ahau is usually shown with jaguar-like features. Kinich Ahau also wears the symbol of Kin. He is also associated with music and Poetry.
Kinich Ahau or Ahaw Kin
Yumil Kaxob
Yumil Kaxob represents the ripe grain which was the base of the Mayan culture.Yumil Kaxob is particularly shown with a headdress of maize and a curved streak on his cheek. Despite this youth, the Maize god was powerless by himself. His fortunes and misfortunes were decided by the control of rain and drought. The Rain god would protect him. However, he suffered when the Death god drought and famine.
Yum Cimil
Yum Cimil is the god of Death he is also known as Puch, the god of the Underworld. His body is mainly skeletal Yum Cimil has also been known with a body covered with black spots. He also wears a collar with eyeless sockets.
The suicide goddess was called Ixtab. She is always represented with a rope around her neck. The Mayans believed that suicides would lead you to heaven. That is why it is very common for suicides to happen because of depression or even for something of something little value.
Yum Kaax
In Maya mythology, Yum Caax,lord of the woods was the symbol of maize and a god of agriculture and nature. Yum Kaax, also called U Kanin Kaax, is known to native peoples of North America. In the past, Yam Kaxx has wrongly been described as an agricultural deity, or even the Mayan Maize.
Ixchel is the ancient Maya goddess of fertility and healing. Ix means goddess of the feminine. Chel means rainbow or light. In other words, she is the: Lady of the Rainbow, Goddess of the Rainbow and Lady of Sacred Light. She is always associated with bodies of water, lakes, streams, rivers and creeks. Anywhere you would be likely to see a rainbow.
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