Maya Creation Myth

ceiba tree in Tikal Guatemala

Based on researched conducted in Belize, this short film details the Maya creation myth according to the Popol Vuh and the importance of the Ceiba tree as the bridge between the heavens, earth and the underworld.

This is such a fascinating story with lovely illustrations. Beautifully captured, you will see insects, fishes, birds, crocodiles, jaguars, howlers, and spider monkeys – they all play a part in the story.

To learn more about the Maya, check out interesting facts about the Maya, the rise and fall of the Maya, and a short briefing on Maya architecture.



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One Response to Maya Creation Myth

  1. Guest September 13, 2013 at 12:43 AM #

    This tree looks familiar. Is it at Tikal?