Siete días sube al cielo, siete días baja a Xib alb a. El simbolismo del siete en la cultura maya

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Seven days go up to heaven, seven days go down to Xib alb a. The symbolism of the seven in the Mayan culture

Michela Elisa Craveri, Rogelio Valencia

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] This work points to the study of the symbolic significance of numeral seven, which appears in many Mayan, pre-Hispanic, colonial and current contexts. Numeral seven presents changing values, associated with darkness, the night sky and also the capacity for regeneration. It also represents the phases of the moon, star associated with fertility and vegetation. From this capacity of contact and transformation, derives the relation of the numeral with the shamanic divination and with the passage between different cosmic regions. Seven, as a representation of liminal spaces and renewal cycles, embodies the chronotope of evolution. It is presented as a symbol of the axis mundi, of the capacity for transformation and regeneration.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Seven days go up to heaven, seven days go down to Xib alb a. The symbolism of the seven in the Mayan culture
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationEncuentro Internacional: Los investigadores de la cultura maya 2008: Memorias
Pages313-331
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventXVIII Incontro Internazionale Los investigadores de la cultura maya 2008 - Campeche
Duration: 11 Nov 200814 Nov 2008

Conference

ConferenceXVIII Incontro Internazionale Los investigadores de la cultura maya 2008
CityCampeche
Period11/11/0814/11/08

Keywords

  • numerologia
  • numerología
  • simbolismo maya
  • simbologia maya

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