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I

(THE RITUAL OF THE FOUR WORLD-QUARTERS)


The first man of the Canul family. The white guaje, the ixculun  the gumbo-limbo 

are his little hut,... The logwood tree is the hut of Yaxum, the first of the men of the 

Cauich family.







































FIG. 1 a--Ah Muzencab, the Maya bee god. (After Lothrop.) b, A bee. 

(Codex Tro-Cortesianus, p. 83.)


The lord of the people of the south is the first of the men of the Noh family. Ix-Kan- 

tacay is the name of the first of the men of the Puch family. They guard nine rivers; they 
guard nine mountains



The red flint stone is the stone of the red Mucencab. The red ceiba tree of abundance is 
his arbor which is set in the east. The red bullet-tree is their tree. The red zapote . . . The 

red-vine . . . Reddish are their yellow turkeys. Red toasted  is their corn.


The white flint stone is their stone in the north. The white ceiba tree of abundance is the 

arbor of the white Mucencab. White-breasted are their turkeys. White Lima-beans are 

their Lima-beans. White corn is their corn.


The black flint stone is their stone in the west. The black ceiba tree of abundance is their 

arbor. Black speckled corn is their corn. Black tipped camotes are their camotes. Black 
wild pigeons are their turkeys. Black akab-chan is their green corn. Black beans are 

their beans. Black Lima-beans are their Lima-beans.






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