religion of latin america

religion of latin america - Olmec Dates and Location:...

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Olmec Dates and Location: 1800BCE-400BCE Southern Mexico Important Sites: San Lorenzo: big heads, La venta: first pyramid in meso America, a religious settlement Gods : -ying yang duality -shamanism: person who can conviene with the spirit world -Nahuals or Were-Jaguars: what they turned into in there spirit form - Bufo Marinus: Toad can tell my the mouth mouths were important entrances into the underworld -child gods: dependant on human care -sacred Dwarves: children have special connection with suppernatural Important origin Narratives/ Myths: Burried Jade to make sacred Social organization: Ball game= keeping the sun aloft Conception of the Soul/Self and Death Main Contributions Zapotec Dates and Location : 600BCE- 900 CE Southern mexico Important Sites Monte Alban: has tomb/ thought to commenorate battles, danzantes: images of sacrifice captives/ want the most amount of blood to be released - Glyphs were found at Monte Alban - Ball courts were seen here Mitla: site connected with the dead
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