The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art
An illustrated study of the Maya civilization, drawing from interpretations of the texts embedded in pictorial scenes or carved on stone tablets to provide the meaning of the art and architecture of the ancient culture.
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Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art Linda Schele, Mary Ellen Miller. Tree at the center
of the Maya cosmos. Both rulers, then, declare themselves to be this tree, the axis
mundi of the Maya world. Before coherent data about the Lowland cultural ...
Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art Linda Schele, Mary Ellen Miller. rite. Bird Jaguar,
the king of Yaxchilan, is marking a period ending (9. 16. 10.0.0) with the cahal, or
underlord, who ruled La Pasadita for him. Dressed in the symbolic array of ...
Ritual was apparently more than sequenced activity or the symbol of sacred
interaction. On Dos Pilas Stela 25 (Fig. IV. 3) the Maya themselves tell us that
ritual, especially bloodletting, gave birth to the gods, bringing them into corporeal
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