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What was the Religion of the Mayans?

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Asked by Joseph Chacko, 07 Dec '12 11:49 am
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The traditional Maya religion of western Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico (Chiapas and Yucatn) is a southeastern variant of Mesoamerican religion. As is the case with many other contemporary Mesoamerican religions, it results from centuries of symbiosis with Roman Catholicism. When its pre-Spanish antecedents are taken into account, however, traditional Maya religion already exists for more than two millennia as a recognizably distinct phenomenon. Before the advent of Christianity, it was spread over many indigenous kingdoms, all with their own local traditions. Today, it coexists and interacts with pan-Mayan syncretism, the 're-invention of tradition' by the Maya Movement, and Christianity in its various denominations.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Dec '12 02:08 pm

 
  
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Religion of Mayans was same as is ours,,,they were as confused as we are.
Answered by INDER VIG, 07 Dec '12 02:21 pm

 
  
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The Maya are a native Mesoamerican people who developed one of the most sophisticated cultures in the Western Hemisphere before the arrival of the Spanish.

Mayan religion was characterized by the worship of nature gods (especially the gods of sun, rain and corn), a priestly class, the importance of astronomy and astrology, rituals of human sacrifice, and the building of elaborate pyramidical temples.

Some aspects of Mayan religion survive today among the Mayan Indians of Mexico and Central America, who practice a combination of traditional religion and Roman Catholicism.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 07 Dec '12 03:22 pm

 
  
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Polythiest
Answered by truth exposed, 07 Dec '12 03:20 pm

 
  
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Mayan Religion. Religion was important to the Mayans. They worshipped everything in nature and tried to explain how things happened because of the Gods.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 07 Dec '12 11:57 am

 
  
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It would be clear..by this..21st Dec
Answered by harpreet, 07 Dec '12 11:56 am

 
  
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The Mayans believed in many gods. Ixtab was the goddess of sacrificial suicide.Mayan religion was characterized by the worship of nature gods, especially the gods of sun, rain and corn, the importance of astronomy and astrology, and the building of elaborate pyramidical temples, to get closer to the gods and from the top of which took place rituals of human sacrifice.Mayan people believed in many gods which was called "Polytheism".
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 07 Dec '12 11:51 am

 
  
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Known as mayan relegion only
Answered by iqbal seth, 07 Dec '12 11:51 am

 
  
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