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An Introduction to the Major Gods of the Maya Pantheon

The pantheon of the ancient Maya comprised countless deities and supernatural beings believed to govern the universe and the fates of mortals.

The Mesoamerican ballgame — a high-stakes ceremonial sport with cosmic significance

The ballgame goes by several different names depending on the region, with the Maya of the Yucatán referring to it as pok ta pok, while in central Mexico, it is known as tlachtli, and ulama in Sinaloa. 

Students adopt Yucatecan traditional dress as their uniform

A group of students and teachers at Mérida’s teacher's college have chosen the traditional huipil and guaybera as their official uniform.

New age believers welcome the Maya New Year in Mérida

A group led by Tiburcio Nac observed the coming of the Maya New Year with a sacred fire ceremony. The ceremony occurred Wednesday at the...

In Mesoamerica’s ancient temazcales, the healing heat hasn’t died down

Sweat lodges are a feature common to many cultures around the world, including in Finland, Turkey, and across much of the American continent. In...

Mexican teams compete for a chance at Pok ta Pok World...

A handful of teams from around the Yucatán Peninsula will compete this weekend to qualify for the 2023 Pok ta Pok World Cup. The matches...

Mayan proposed to join Spanish as an official language in Yucatán

An initiative presented this week in Yucatán's Congress seeks official recognition of the Mayan language in the state.  Advocates of the move argue that such...

‘Black Panther’ sequel star and family attend premiere in traditional Yucatecan...

“It's very important to me to honor my Mayan roots and great to see its representation in a movie like this,” said Maychi, who is from of Hopelchén, Campeche.

Choo Ba’ak, Campeche’s Day of the Dead bone-cleaning tradition

To the eyes of outsiders traditional bone cleaning may seem strange or even macabre, but for the people of Pomuch, it is a way to reconnect with their dearly departed and celebrate their ancient ancestry.

The Mystery of Mérida’s Ciudad Maya

Until the early 1980s, the Mayan-themed restaurant and nightclub Ciudad Maya was one of the hottest spots in Mérida.

Meet the actors of Mayan origin who will appear in new...

The cast of the upcoming Black Panther sequel was announced earlier this week during a panel at San Diego’s Comic-con. The cast includes two actors...

Armed with technology, Mayan language teachers reach new generations

Mayan language teachers at Yucatan’s Indemaya say they are seeing a considerable uptick in young people wanting to learn this Pre-hispanic language. 

New petition seeks intangible cultural heritage status for Mayan language

“The importance of the language can be observed from the perspective of its psycho-emotional value or potential", says Cocom Bolio. “Language also creates a sense of identity and belonging; and, at the same time, a tradition or way of life.”
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