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FIRE RITUALS AT CHICHÉN ITZÁ

NTRODUCTION

Fire rituals that involve the “drilling” or “throwing” of fire rank among the common rituals in Maya inscriptions. They were important means to establish contact with supernaturals (Houston & Stuart 1996: 299), particularly various aspects of the deity

K’awil which were venerated during the ceremonies of the 819-day cycle. A drilling of fire on a panel that supposedly comes from Laxtunich near Yaxchilan (Mayer 1995: pl.

265) commemorates a dead ancestor.

Glyphic texts record fire rituals mostly as

part of the 819-day cycle (Grube 2000). The

standardized format of this ritual cycle presents

the fire rituals in an abbreviated manner

that impedes detailed understanding.

Terminal Classic inscriptions at Chichén Itzá

are among the few that mention fire rituals

outside of the 819-day cycle and that provide

more information about the actors, the

deities, and the kind of fire ritual. Of particular

importance are the fire rituals in the

text from the Casa Colorada.


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