The Maya are a native Mesoamerican people who developed one of the most sophisticated cultures in the Western Hemisphere before the arrival of the Spanish. Mayan religion was characterized by the worship of nature gods (especially the gods of sun, rain and corn), a priestly class, the importance of astronomy and astrology, rituals of human sacrifice, and the building of elaborate pyramidical temples.
Some aspects of Mayan religion survive today among the Mayan Indians of Mexico and Central America, who practice a combination of traditional religion and Roman Catholicism. Mayan religion was the subject of much discussion leading up to December 21, 2012.
|Published||March 17, 2015|
|Updated||November 19, 2016|
|MLA Citation||“Mayan Religion.” ReligionFacts.com. 19 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 10 Dec. 2016. <www.religionfacts.com/|