Ritual of the Bacabs is the name given to a manuscript from the Yucatán containing shamanistic incantations written in the Yucatec Maya language. All about El Ritual de los bacabes: Edicion facsimilar (Fuentes para el estudio de la cultura maya) by Ramón Arzápalo Marín. LibraryThing is a cataloging and. , Mayan languages, Spanish, Book, Illustrated edition: El Ritual de los bacabes: edición facsimilar / con transcripción rítmica, traducción, notas, índice, .

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These final parts of the text and the first three pages have never been translated. Mayan languages – Remove. In the seventeenth incantation, dealing with the “snake-pulsation-of-the abodomen,” the affliction is described as the son of Ix Hun Bacabees Can “Lady Unique Pulsating Sky”.

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Almost every incantation ends with “Amen,” and the thirty-ninth uses “Jesus Mary” Jesuz Maria as an exclamation. Be the first to add this to a list.


Page 70 includes a medical prescription in a different hand. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Found at ritusl bookshops Searching – please wait The text was first described by Alfred M.

Series Fuentes para el estudio de la cultura maya ; 5 Subjects Mayas — Rites and ceremonies. The style of writing in the manuscript suggests that much of the information included was copied from older works.

Of the last twenty-four pages, eighteen discuss medicine and plant lore pp. Maya language — Texts. The manuscript was given its name by Mayanist William E.

Mayan literature Maya mythology and religion. There are intrusive passages written in a different hand on pages 20, 21, 62, and Lists What are lists? Athlete Robert Garrett purchased it from Gates in Comments and reviews What are comments? In his Maya History and ReligionJ. Many plants, birds, and insects, all clothed in symbolism and allusions to lost mythology, are important features In his translation, Roys referred to this main writer as the “Bacabs hand.

Ritual of the Bacabs is filled with symbolism that has long since lost its significance and meaning. It is unknown if these last twenty-four pages are written in the same hand as the bulk of the manuscript or in another.


The work references many figures in Maya mythology who are for the most part unknown from other works. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition.

El Ritual de los bacabes

The manuscript was discovered in the winter oos — by Frederic J. Skip to content Skip to search. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Roys made his translation using photocopies provided by an employee of the Newberry Library of Chicago.

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Views Read Edit View history. El Ritual de los bacabes: Separate different tags with a comma. Notes Mayan and Spanish. William Gates acquired it soon after, and gave it the name by which it is known by today.

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