Mayan Religion

Fast Facts on Mayan Religion
Adherents Several million Maya practice a Catholicism that retains many elements of traditional Mayan religion.
History Mayan civilization began c. 2000 BCE; earliest ceremonial site dated to c. 1000 BCE.
Practices Astronomy, divination, human sacrifice, elaborate burial for royalty, worship in stone pyramid-temples
Texts Dresden Codex; Madrid Codex; Paris Codex; Books of Chilam Balam; Popol Vuh; The Ritual of the Bacabs