MAYA PILGRIMAGE: Xibalba, MaXimon, and our GalaXy


CHAPTER 1 - BELIZE
(House of Water & Sky)

CHAPTER 2 - TIKAL
(House of the Jaguar)

CHAPTER 3 - PETEN
(House of Spears)

CHAPTER 4 - COPAN
(House of the Bat)

CHAPTER 5 - ANTIGUA
(House of Fire)

CHAPTER 6 - MONTERRICO
(House of Cold)

CHAPTER 7 - LAKE ATITLAN
(House of Shadows or Dark House)

CHAPTER 8 - CHICHICASTENANGO
(House of Popol Vuh)

CHAPTER 9 - GUATEMALA CITY
(House of "Stone" Trees)

EPILOGUE
Copyright 2010, by Paul John Wigowsky
Dedicated to my guide: my daughter, Susie Wigowsky, who made this pilgrimage possible.


The Illustrated POPOL VUH - illustrated by 6th Grade students
Read the Creation Myth of the Mayan people. Read about the creators (sky blue-green earth Plumed Serpent, and others) as they think, plan, and model creation. Read about the three attempts at making humans: out of clay, out of wood, and out of corn mixed with water.
Click on the first picture -- the Sovereign Plumed Serpent -- to start reading the story.

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Based on: POPOL VUH - - The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life, translated by Dennis Tedlock
Text only -- the Illustrated Version
Worksheet -- related to reading of the text
Resources -- links to Popol Vuh sites
POPOL VUH - PART 2
"We dedicate this film to the ancient Maya and to the over five million Maya of Guatemala and Mexico living today in the tradition of the POPOL VUH."

- - scripted by Patricia Amlin from translations of the POPOL VUH by Munro S. Edmonson and Adrian Recinos
-- conceived, animated, and directed by Patricia Amlin

Produced with original drawings by 6th graders, based on the video of Patricia Amlin and her script (for educational purposes only)

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Maya World Videos - in Guatemala
See the Pacaya Volcano, the ocean waves at Monterrico,
a boat ride through a mangrove at Monterrico,
and market day at Chichicastenango