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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Athlete Robert Garrett purchased it from Gates in In his Maya History and ReligionJ. Public Private login e. La Trobe University Library.


The manuscript has been dated at the end of the 18th Century, though this is not certain. 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. William Gates acquired it soon after, and gave it the name by which it is known by today. In translating the work, Roys wrote “I do not feel competent to comment on the handwriting. Physical Description p. Borchardt Library, Melbourne Bundoora Campus.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The work references many figures in Maya mythology who are for the most part unknown from other works.

This riual location in Victoria: Many plants, birds, and insects, all clothed in symbolism and allusions to lost mythology, are important features Notes Mayan and Spanish. It is unknown if these last twenty-four pages are written in the same hand as the bulk of the manuscript or in another.

El Ritual de los bacabes: Open to the public ; Lists What are lists? Diseases and the diseased are also personified in the incantations. In the seventeenth incantation, dealing with the “snake-pulsation-of-the abodomen,” the affliction is described as the son of Ix Hun Tipplah Can “Lady Unique Pulsating Sky”.


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These final parts of the text and the first three pages have never been translated. Retrieved from ” https: Maya language — Texts. Ritual of the Bacabs includes some forty-two main incantations, with fragmentary supplements throughout. It would later join Garrett’s other contributions to the Princeton University Library inwhere it remains today. Gates due to the frequent mentioning of the Maya deities known as the Bacabs.

Ritual of the Bacabs is filled with symbolism that has long since lost its significance and meaning.