La mesa para las almas: comida, ofrendas y espacio ritual en las ceremonias del Janal Pixan

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The table for souls: food, offerings and ritual space in the Janal Pixan ceremonies

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The article studies the structure and symbolic functions of the altar of the dead in the Janal Pixan ceremonies in contemporary Mayan society. Based on a field work carried out in Valladolidad, Yucatán, and the surrounding communities in 2009, I propose to analyze the symbolic significance of space, time and the distribution of objects in the organization of the altar for the dead, carried out on the occasion of the feast of the Saints and Faithful Departed. Lotman's approach to studying culture allows us to understand the functioning of ritual within the contemporary Mayan cultural system.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The table for souls: food, offerings and ritual space in the Janal Pixan ceremonies
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationMesas, altares y tronos en la dinámica ritual de los pueblos mesoamericanos
EditorsMaría del Carmen, Margarita Valdovinos Alba, Craveri Michela Valverde
Pages67-100
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Riti mesoamericani, altari maya, janal pixan, spiritualità maya yucateca
  • Ritos mesoamericanos, altares mayas, janal pixan, espiritualidad maya yucateca

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