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S1: The members of our group are: {name and introduce people}… and we decided to center our Project in comparing the creation stories of the 3 most notable pre-Columbian civilizations: the Mayas, Aztecs and Incas. We found that there are some similarities, some differences, but most obvious is the complexity of the beliefs and customs held by these people. We will start by discussing the creation story of the Mayans. {change slide} S2: A central aspect to both Mayan religion and creationism was the sense of dualism. This is a concept that is shared with the Aztecs as well. Dualism means that, to the Mayans, ‘good’ could not be understood without a firm understanding of the ‘evil’ and vice versa. Their logic was basically a system of negation, in which things were sorted into a ‘good’ or ‘evil’ category, and then compared against each other to understand the other entity. For the Mayans, rain, lightning and thunder were considered ‘good’ because they were symbols of fertility and good harvest. However, drought, hurricane and war were considered evil because they resulted in bad harvest, destruction and death. The Mayans seemed to have more concrete reasons for what they attributed good and evil
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This note was uploaded on 06/23/2008 for the course HIST 320 taught by Professor Pabloubierna during the Spring '08 term at Pepperdine.

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