Uxmal | MEX

Incarnation

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| 2012-04-14

The aspect of reincarnation is one strongly mentioned in Mayan beliefs and religion. The Maya believe that the soul is bound to the body at birth. Only death or sickness can seperate them. The death as the permanent seperation. The Maya dead were laid to rest with maize placed in their mouth. Maize, highly important in Maya culture, is a symbol of rebirth and also was food for the dead for the journey to the otherworld.

Latitude / Longitude

20.35937°N -89.77073°E