CRUCES, CUERPOS Y COMIDA EN LA REPRESENTACIÓN DEL ESPACIO RITUAL MAYA

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] CROSSES, BODIES AND FOOD IN THE REPRESENTATION OF THE MAYA RITUAL SPACE

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The article proposes the study of the complex symbology of the cross in the Mayan world, from the plastic manifestations of pre-Hispanic times, to modern syncretic significance. Soon associated with the Christian cross by the first European colonizers, the recurrence of the symbol of the cross in the Mayan cultural universe demonstrates its importance and its role in the organization of the ritual space. From the foliated crosses that mark the center of the universe, to the green crosses dressed in huipiles and adorned with flowers, this symbol represents the crossroads and possibilities and at the same time the centers of human energy. The cross allows communication between different dimensions and at the same time is a computer sign of the ritual space. For this reason, the objects present in the Mayan ritual tables follow a quadripartite disposition of space and mark with their same disposition the cosmic orientation. It will then try to study the multiple meanings of the Mayan cross, the values inherited from the pre-Hispanic past and modern syncretic conceptions.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] CROSSES, BODIES AND FOOD IN THE REPRESENTATION OF THE MAYA RITUAL SPACE
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)5-27
Number of pages23
JournalCENTROAMERICANA
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • cultura maya, simbolismo maya, simbolismo croce, spazio rituale maya
  • cultura maya, simbolismo maya, simbolismo cruz, espacio ritual maya

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