Karen Bassie-Sweet's Book on Mayan Culture
An examination of the concerns, the myths, symbols, and rituals of the ancient Maya belief system, as related in Bassie-Sweet's book, "From the Mouth of the Dark Cave: Maya Mythology".
# 984 | 2,420 words | 3 sources | 2000 |
Published on Apr 12, 2001 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Anthropology (Pre-Historic) , Anthropology (General) , Ethnic Studies (General) , Archaeology (General)
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From the Paper:"She examines the sculpture of the Late Classic Maya in order to produce a telling story of their myths, symbols, and rituals. Sweet focuses on the ritual recreation of the Maya belief system in connection with the use of natural and metaphorical caves and the depiction of these same caves in the symbolic representation found on the architecture of the Late Classic Maya period. She examines both the picture or image symbols and the hieroglyphic or text symbols. Sweet explores the relationship between the text and the image, focusing on the pictographic qualities of the text and how these pictographs relate to the symbols found in the image. In essence, the text is comparable to the written story or event and the image refers to an actual or a metaphorical part of the story or event."
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