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Maya calendar

The second set of pictures on D. Upon reaching the spring late at night, a ritual meal is spread on the ground and consumed by the specialists. Entre lluvia y viento, entre tierra y cielo: The Maya 4th revised ed. Views Read Edit View history. Traditional High Cultures Home Page. List of calendars Category Portal. Yearbearer Rituals in the Dresden and Madrid Codices.

The yearbearer almanac in the Madrid Codex M. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Maya calendar. Astronomy in Art, Folklore, and Calendars. Embodying the Time of Creation: At Quezaltepeque, the confraternity of Saint Francis the Conqueror is responsible for the agrarian cult, which includes rainmaking activities.

These mainly take the form of food offerings placed on mesas in the temple of Saint Francis, as well as meals prepared at the sacred spring. A pilgrimage is made to the sacred spring that is the source of the Conquista River, located near the hamlet of Azacualpa in the municipio of Quezaltepeque.

GatesPoint Loma, Twenty of these k’ins are known as a winal or uinal. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

The lower register of the Dresden yearbearer almanac has a number of specific parallels to these events, including the emphasis on Chaak and serpents, which can be associated with the Noh Chih Chan and rainmaking ceremonies. The Madrid Codex photographed for William E. The Haab’ month names are known today by their corresponding names in colonial-era Yukatek Mayaas transcribed by 16th-century sources in particular, Diego de Landa and books such as the Chilam Balam of Chumayel.


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With all twenty named days used, these now began to repeat the cycle while the number sequence continues, so the next day after 7 Ajaw is 8 Imix’.

A lunar series generally is written as five glyphs that provide information about the current lunationthe number of the lunation in a series of six, the current ruling lunar deity and the length of the current blam.

This is associated with nine offerings of incense to the earth-cave, or primordial place of creation. The concluding day 13 Ahau was followed by the re-entering first day 1 Imix. The same pattern is later refected in the arrangement of mesas ritual meals at sacred locales in the landscape, particularly at the spring that is the source of the Conquista River.

Art and Society in a Highland Maya Community: The cyclical Short Count is a count of 13 k’atuns or tunsin which each k’atun was named after its concluding day, Ahau ‘Lord’. Bricker estimates that the Haab’ was first used around BCE with a starting point of the winter solstice.

However, these ceremonies are on a smaller scale than those held on the first zenith passage of the sun Girard, K’awill has been suggested as having a link to Jupiter.

This nine-day cycle was usually written as two glyphs: He holds his lightning axe aloft. This calendar involved the use of a positional notation system, in which each position signified an increasing multiple of the number of days.

There are also four rarely used higher-order cycles: Some Mayan monuments include glyphs that record an day count in their Initial Series.

The date on which the calendar will go to the next piktun a complete series of 20 b’ak’tunsat Long Count 1. In exchange, the gods decsargar expected to supply regular rainfall during the halam season.

The planting of seeds using a digging stick on M. The Eight Palenque Round Table, The coefficient of 11 given in the almanac is a scribal error. Each day in the Haab’ calendar was identified by a day number in the month followed by the name of the month.


The essentials of the Maya calendar are based upon a system which had been in common use throughout the region, dating back to at least the 5th century BCE. In the latter case, the seating of Pop is day 5 of Wayeb’.

Most of these are referred to using a “Y” glyph and a number. When Girard made his observations, these xescargar were placed in a pit in the earth rather than the sacred spring itself, from which drinking water was being drawn Girard, Explorations in Language, Writing, and Representation, pp.

Each set of dates is associated with two separate pictures, organized as follows. After new fire was drilled as, for example, on Madrid ba,am [ figure 6 ]torches were lit so they could be used to reignite the fres at each of the temples and houses. On April 24, the altar of Saint Francis is fully adorned, and a canoe containing aquatic animals and water from the sacred spring is placed beneath balan.

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The ritualists attempt to transform the temple of Saint Francis into a realm attractive to the rain deities by sprinkling it with sacred water and by maintaining a chilak canoe placed beneath the altar. Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphs: The Maya calendar consists of several cycles or counts of different lengths.

Rites emphasize the use of sympathetic magic, such as scattering water and pouring chilate or blood, chilamm well as ritualized exchange involving the offering of candles, incense, lavish meals, and sacrificial birds.