6 Unusual Facts About the Ancient Mayan Rituals

Mayan Burial Pot - Archaeological Museum

Mayan Burial Pot – Archaeological Museum, Credits: Wikimedia

Death and corn

When a citizen died, usual custom in Mayan rituals was a burial with maize placed in their mouth. According to their belief corn was the food for the dead on their way to the afterworld. This vegetable was also the Mayan symbol for rebirth. That was very important to the Mayans who placed a large emphasis on the circle of life and rebirth.

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