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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Mayas 4. Beliefs/practices surrounding birthsDuring the first months of a pregnancy, the woman received no special care and didnt think or worry about her state. It was not until the fourth or fifth month that they began abdominal massages every three or four weeks to help the fetus stay in the correct position.When the moment of the birth arrived, it was important and obligatory that the husband be there to help with everything necessary, also the mother-in law is presented.5. Beliefs/practices surrounding deathsMayas practiced both buried and cremation, the dead were buried in their own homes, they placed a mask in the face of the dead, and he was buried with other which were sacrificed because the principal dead needed companionship. They also put a mirror with the dead.6. Special symbols, religious practices Practices:Astronomy, divination, human sacrifice, elaborate burial for royalty, worship in stone pyramid-temples. double click to changethiHealth CaresThe idea of balance plays a prominent role in Maya health tradition is based on the principle that hot and cold elements are at work in the human body.1. Culture and Traditionsa) Arts:The have many types of Mayan art, including murals, clay figures, and stone carvings.b) Writing:Mayan artists painted and carved hieroglyphs on pottery, walls, and monuments.c) Architecture:The Maya used complex architecture to build pyramids and palaces that still stand today.d) Religion: i. The Maya believed that hundreds of gods controlled their lives. To avoid disasters such as floods and crop failure, they looked for ways to keep their gods happy. ii. Human sacrifice seems to have been a central Mayan religious practice. It was believed to encourage fertility. iii. Other Mayan religious rituals included dancing, competition, ball games, dramatic performances, and prayer.2. PracticesThe Maya practiced a form of divination that centered on their elaborate calendar system and extensive knowledge of astronomy; the Mayan calendar was very advanced, and consisted of a solar year of 365 days. It was divided into 18 months of 20 days each
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