Bulletin, Issue 64

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918 - America - 146 pages
 

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Page 138 - The Indians do not know surely who built these buildings nor when they were built, though some of them did their best in trying to explain the matter, but in doing so showed foolish fancies and dreams, and nothing fitted into the facts or was satisfactory. The truth is that today the place is called Uxmal, and an intelligent old Indian declared to the father delegate that, according to what the ancients had said, it was known that it was more than nine hundred years since the buildings were built.
Page 22 - Que no acostumbravan comer los hombres con las mugeres, y que ellos comian por si en el suelo, o quando mucho sobre una serilla por mesa: y que comen bien quando lo tienen, y quando no, sufren muy bien la hambre y passan con muy poco. Y que se lavan las manos y la boca despues de comer.
Page 137 - mul" is made with difficulty, since the staircase by which the ascent is made is now almost destroyed. The building which is raised on this "mul" is of extraordinary sumptuousness and grandeur, and like the others very fine and beautiful. It has on its front, which faces the east, many figures and bodies of men and of shields, and of forms like the eagle which are found on the arms of the Mexicans, as well as of certain characters and letters which the Maya Indians used in old time — all carved...
Page 119 - Adoraban unos ídolos hechos de barro á manera de jarrillos y de macetas de albahaca, hechos en ellos de la parte de afuera rostros desemejados; quemaban dentro de estos una resina llamada copal, de gran olor.
Page 48 - El officio de los chilanes era dar respuestas de los demonios al pueblo, y era tenido en tanto que acontecía llevarlos en ombros. Los hechizeros y médicos curavan con sangrías hechas en la parte donde dolía al enfermo y echavan suertes para adivinar en sus officios y otras cosas. Los chaces eran quatro hombres ancianos elegidos siempre de nuevo para ayudar al sacerdote a bien cumplidamente hazer las fiestas.
Page 42 - Laurence, and Santa Clara may all be invoked in the same prayer, while the Cross is substituted in most of the ceremonies for the images of the old gods, though many of the latter are called on by name.
Page 51 - ... le ponían entre dos tablillas la cabeza, la una en el colodrillo y la otra en la frente, entre las cuales se le...
Page 137 - Besides these four buildings, there is on the south of them distant from them about an arquebus shot, another very large building built on a mul or hill made by hand, with abundance of buttresses on the corners, made of massive carved stones. The ascent of this mul is made with difficulty, since the staircase by which the ascent is made is now almost destroyed. The building, which is raised on this mul, is of extraordinary sumptuousness and grandeur, and, like the others, very fine and beautiful....
Page 52 - SS. y capitanes morriones de palo, y estos eran pocos, y con estas armas iban á la guerra, y con plumajes y pellejos de tigres y leones puestos los que los tenian.
Page 50 - Itzas were at war, who lived to the east of the lagoon, nine days' journey away — in a region corresponding to the territory of coastal tribes of British Honduras and Quintana Roo. 1 Que estas gentes tuvieron mas de XX afios de abundancia y de salud y se multiplicaron tanto que toda la tierra parescia un pueblo, y que entonces se labraron los templos en tanta muchedumbre, como se vee oy en dia por todas partes y que atravesando por montes se veen enlre las arboledas assientos de casas y edificios...

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