The Mayans



The Mayans where an extraordinary and a brilliant civilization that had their own written language, were skilled architects, adventurous traders, and gifted artisans. They are credited with the building of truly awe-inspiring temples, pyramids and cities. They even created the famous Mayan calendar which was complex and accurate. This calendar is filled with many Mayan prophecies including the one about the “end of the world” in 2012 which has created a great controversy. Many articles and books have been written about this subject.

Mayan religion – They had a well developed religious system which venerated the cosmos and worshipped a corn god to ensure good harvest.

Mayan food - The Maya lived in an agrarian society, growing corn, beans, squash, yucca and a form of sweet potato and supplementing their diet with wild game tracked by hunters and fish caught in nearby rivers, lakes and seas.

Corn was the main food of Maya cuisine which was used to make tamales, tortillas, and atole.

Chocolate was and exquisite drink and by law only the nobility could drink it. For this reason, it was known as the "drink of the gods"



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Cited works


http://www.dirla.com/hondurasmaya.htm - Honduras Mayan Ruins
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/ancient-mayan-culture.html - Ancient Mayan Culture



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