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MESOAMERICAN COSMOLOGY

VOCABULARY:

Cosmology
Cosmovision
Horizontal space
Vertical space
Mountains
Caves
Portals
World Tree
Axis Mundi
4 Cosmic Directions/Center
Upper World/Ilhuicatl
Omeyocan/Ometeotl
Middle World/Cem a Nahuac (that which is surrounded by water)
Underworld/Region of the Dead (Mictlan)
(Xibalba)
Sacrifice
Bloodletting
Reciprocity

The Maya Cosmos

The Mexica Concept of the Universe