There are five felines native to the Mayan areas. Q’eqchi’ Mayan words for mammals.
|ZOOLOGICAL NAME||Panthera onca|
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If you want to surprise someone with an “I love you” in Maya , say “in k’aatech”.
A collection of useful phrases in Yucatec Maya , a Mayan language spoken in Mexico and Belize. Useful phrases in Yucatec Maya .
|English||Màaya t’àan ( Yucatec Maya )|
|Hello (General greeting )||Ba’ax ka wa’alik?|
|How are you?||Bix yanikech?|
|Reply to ‘How are you?’||Ma’alob. Kux tech? Hach ma’aloob’. Kux tech?|
|What’s your name?||Bix a k’ a’aba’?|
In Mayan mythology, the jaguar was seen as the ruler of the Underworld, and as such, a symbol of the night sun and darkness. The jaguar is representative of power, ferocity, and valor; he is the embodiment of aggressiveness. For some, the jaguar represents the power to face one’s fears, or to confront one’s enemies.
the black jaguar
Maya astronomer -priests looked to the heavens for guidance. They used observatories, shadow-casting devices, and observations of the horizon to trace the complex motions of the sun, the stars and planets in order to observe, calculate and record this information in their chronicles, or “codices”.
Allen Christenson, professor of comparative arts and letters and an expert on Mayan society, explained that although the Maya couldn’t predict the exact day of an eclipse , they could predict eclipse seasons by noting when Venus rose above the horizon just before sunrise.
Maya is a female name with multiple meanings: In Sanskrit Māyā means “illusion or magic”, and is also an alternate name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
Yucatec language, also called Maya or Yucatec Maya , American Indian language of the Mayan family, spoken in the Yucatán Peninsula, including not only part of Mexico but also Belize and northern Guatemala.
In many versions of the 20-day cycle of the Mesoamerican calendar, the tenth day bears the name dog . This is itzcuintli in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, tz’i’ in the K’iche’ Maya language and oc in Yucatec Maya .