Tag: Maya Underworld

Ancient Maya Ruins of Tikal, Guatemala
Eco-Cultural-Travel, Rituals and Traditions

Maya Ruins at Tikal: A New Beginning at Winter Solstice

Twenty five hundred years ago, a group of peoples settled Tikal, surrounded by the lowland rainforests of the Petén Basin of northern Guatemala. Their descendants would create a remarkable civilization that populated cities and villages across much of southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. Today, it has returned to the forest but turned into a major archeological attraction.

Ruins of Bonampak in the Lacandon Rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico

Popol Vuh: The Ancient Maya Dawn of Life and Overcoming the Forces of Awe

The Popol Vuh (Maya K’iche’ for “Council Book” or “Book of the Community”) features a creation myth, the Dawn of Life under the spectre of a flooded world, followed by the epic mythological stories of two Hero Twins: Hunahpu (Blow-gun Hunter) and Xbalanque (Young Hidden/Jaguar-Sun) as they confront the Lords of Death and Disease in the underworld caves of the “Place of Awe.”