Welcome: Caribbean History: Social Life of the Mayans: Religion
Description: The Mayans were an indigenous group of people who occupied the terrane of Mexico and central America.They also inhabited the lands comprising modern-day Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. Religion played a very great part in the life of the Maya people and thus this lesson is based upon the social life of the Mayans more specifically their religious beliefs and practices.
Grade Level: 9-12
Curriculum: Social Studies
Keywords: Maya,Mayans,Priest,Worship,Yum Kax, Chac, Kinich Ahau, Itzamna, Ah Kin, Ahaucan,Corbelled Arch, Sacrifices, Chief god, Chief Priest
Author(s): Markodane Wright