Oxlajuj B\'aktun - Staffs,flowers, and a  saint\'s photograph. Note the far left. That is a monstrance, used to display the host, in churches. The host is believed to be the body and blood of Christ in the Roman Catholic religion. The mixture of faith components.

Staffs,flowers, and a saint's photograph. Note the far left. That is a monstrance, used to display the host, in churches. The host is believed to be the body and blood of Christ in the Roman Catholic religion. The mixture of faith components.

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The women all carried censors filled and smoking with the copan incense. The aroma was heady !
The women all carried censors fi…
The Mayans sat in waiting for solstice and the intensity of one of the elders caught my attention.
The Mayans sat in waiting for so…
He captured the woman in happiness and gave his hat to the child. The woman would not accept the attentions of the man, unless the child was accepted. The dance of life.
He captured the woman in happine…
This was just one of the many censors,  used all day. They hold and burn copan incense, from the highland of Guatemala. It is a natural substance, and believed to hold the power of nature.
This was just one of the many ce…
The ladies ...young...danced back and forth from the men..teasing...not unlike current days.
The ladies ...young...danced bac…
After the 5:00am prayers the vigil began, with a simple drum and  flute chanting.
After the 5:00am prayers the vig…
Staffs,flowers, and a  saint's photograph. Note the far left. That is a monstrance, used to display the host, in churches. The host is believed to be the body and blood of Christ in the Roman Catholic religion. The mixture of faith components.
Staffs,flowers, and a saint's p…
My impression was that this two were a couple.
My impression was that this two …
The censors and the candles..all sacred elements
The censors and the candles..all…
This was a mating dance of youth.....
This was a mating dance of youth…
A parade of other participants...more dances.
A parade of other participants..…
Walking away...to eat...an explosion of color.
Walking away...to eat...an explo…
Antigua Guatemala
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