Mayan rituals

Mayan rituals. Mayan civilization are very well known for its large religious ceremonies. Religion played a very important role in the Mayan existence. The Maya believed in the sacrifice of blood and the shedding of blood. The Kings performed rites for every stage of life, every major political or religious event to conclude important cycles in the calendar. For the ancient Maya, principles and end was occasion for a ceremony. The most sacred blood is the ear and tongue. Piercing your ears the Maya opened to listen to the revelations of the gods. With a cut in the language, it is said that they could talk about what they had heard. Mayan religion also included human sacrifice. In some Maya rituals people were dying to have arms and legs tied, while a priest opened the person's chest and tore his heart as an offering. This is shown in antique objects such as pictorial texts, known as codex.

Mayan rituals

Mayan ritualsThe Maya performed rituals in order to satisfy the gods and ensure a certain order in the world. Different rituals and ceremonies correspond to different practices such as divination, marriage and baptism. These are the Mayan rituals related to the cycles of the year, cycle times and ceremonies of sacrifice to the gods. A variety of drugs and alcoholic beverages were used in these ceremonies. Drunkenness was connected with the widespread practice of divination, a ritual act designed to allow direct communication with certain supernatural forces, such as the that an individual could see the future. It was assumed that a State of inebriation gave a vision to interpret the reasons of disease, misfortune, bad weather, etc.

Death rituals

The Maya were a very religious people. They not only were afraid of death, but they also feared the wrath and judgment of their gods. They believed in a paradise after death and had great respect for those who had died showing mourning the loss. The Mayans also believed in death as a sacrifice on the battlefield, or during the birth of the child as one of the most noble deaths, and these people went directly to the sky after life. Those who died in a less noble way were sent on a journey in search of heaven, but who lived lives of sin and selfishness were sent immediately to the Mayan version of called hell Xilbalba.

Blood rituals

Among Mayan rituals, bloodshed was to cut part of the body to release blood. They used this as a way to communicate with the gods and the ancestors. The bloodletting ceremonies were performed on dates specified as the beginning or end of a cycle of the calendar. The ceremonies could also be executed when a King ascended to the throne, in ceremonies of construction, or even in the important events in the life of Kings or Queens. Some of the important events of life include births, deaths, marriages and war.

Sharp objects like Obsidian knives, thorns of raya, carved bones and knotted cords were used to Pierce body parts during the rituals of bloodshed. These tools also included bark-paper and copal incense, the first used to collect blood and then burned with incense to cause smoke. Then, the blood was collected in containers made of ceramic or basket. Bales of fabric were probably used to transport all the equipment.

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