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Estudios de cultura maya

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ESTRADA PENA, Canek. Anima' ri cho, anima' ri plo: Spirit of the Lagoon, Spirit of the Sea. About the Day Imox between the K 'iche'. Estud. cult. maya [online]. 2015, vol.45, pp.191-224. ISSN 0185-2574.

This article analyzes, through the collection and analysis of ethnographic and ethnohistorical information, one of the twenty nawales account of 260 days used by the K'iche' and other Mayan linguistic communities of the Guatemalan highlands -the day called Imox (equivalent to Imix in the Yucatec system). It reflects a semiotic processes by which the symbols and meanings of the past come to the contemporary Maya life today, and how memory and creation of new senses play a major role in the understanding they have of their culture. To do this, it is not so important the question of what was or was not the original meaning of the day, focusing instead on the possible reasons for the changes it has undergone as we have foundd in various sources.

Palabras llave : Cholq'ij; Maya K'iche'; Nawal-day; water entity; semiosphere.

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