THE BOOK OF CHILAM BALAM OF CHUMAYEL XV: The Prophecy of Chilam Balam and the Story of Antonio Martinez Return to Temas / Libros-Tratados. Libro de Chilam Balam de Chumayel has 21 ratings and 2 reviews. Silvio said: Compilación histórica y religiosa de los mayas del Yucatán colonial. No lo e. The Book of Chilam Balam, Roys, tr. at

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A note explains that during the colonial period the most famous shrine in Yucatan was that of the Virgin of Izamal, where many cures were performed. Myriam Vial marked it as to-read Jul 17, Libro de los linajes 2.

The notes in the book published in explain some details but they do not tackle the main problem which is the deculturation of the Maya and their acculturation into Christianity, and the subsequent second problem that is revealed by the mixing of the two culture in some, at times, strange ways. Eduardo De Jesus Perez marked it as to-read Aug 17, Nov 13, Silvio Curtis rated it it was amazing.

Return to Book Page. But at times this document, translated from Spanish, itself translated from 19th century Maya, is tricky. University of Texas Press. Matlac Cipactli rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Since then things have gone very fast indeed.

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The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Yucazteca De is currently reading it Oct 27, The Ancient Future of the Itza: He is stated here, after the Christianization of the Maya, as the fundamental god, the creator of the world.

At various places in these texts, important bits of information about early mythology crop up. For example, the true God, the true Dios, now is not Kukulkan, quoted though once page 92, but this true God is Hunab-Ku, an old Maya entity but apparently only mentioned at the end of the Maya culture before the arrival of the Spaniards. Refresh and try again. Roberto marked it as to-read Sep 10, Arwick marked it as to-read Feb 09, The deculturation was complete and the acculturation was supposed to be complete, and yet many elements survived either because they were tolerated and integrated into the Christian religion, or because they were kept in spite of all.

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Plenty of work still to do. Mauro added it Jan 15, Written in the Yucatec Maya language and using the Latin alphabet, the manuscripts are attributed to a legendary author bqlam Chilam Balam, a chilam being a priest who gives prophecies and balam a common surname meaning ‘ Jaguar ‘.


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The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel

Astrological texts Mayan literature Mesoamerican historical documents Maya mythology and religion Maya calendars. This kindle edition is very well formatted with more then 50 illustrations, active footnotes and active toc. Brenda Villalobos marked it as to-read Jan 06, The historical texts derive part of their importance from the fact that they have been cast in the framework of the native Maya calendarpartly adapted to the European calendrical system.

Nadia Itzel marked it as to-read Jan 18, Words and Worlds of the Chilam Balam. Over twenty katuns, there should be a total deficit of three years and days due to the accumulation of the five-day deficit of each Maya year.

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