SACRED MAYAN JOURNEY



ANCIENT SACRED MAYAN JOURNEY

Mayan culture at Riviera Maya: an ancient ceremony in which women and men guided by strong helmsmen, crossing from Pole (Xcaret) to Kuzamil island (Cozumel).

The Sacred Mayan Journey is a ritual in which the Maya braved the ocean on their canoes and crossed to Cozumel to worship the goddess Ixchel.

A journey back on time: More than 1000 years ago, people from all over the Land of the Maya carried out a yearly pilgrimage to worship the goddess Ixchel. This ritual began days before in the marketplace known as Kii’wik, where they traded for the different objects that were to be offered to the goddess.

Therefore, market days were great festivities for the valiant oarsmen who prepared to undertake the sacred journey crossing the ocean and obtain special favors from the goddess of fertility for all their people. Today, you have the opportunity to travel into the past and witness a marvelous ancient tradition.

The Caribbean Sea was of great importance to the Mayan culture, considered as a source of food, transportation, and, like the cenotes it represented, as an entry to Xibalba, the underworld. Therefore, the sea voyage involved a transition to the beyond. The two main points of departure and arrival in the sea crossings by the ancient Maya were: Polé (Xcaret) and Cozumel.

This event occurs on the last week of May. For more information please contact us. 

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