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Mesoamerican Religion

Lecture no. 32 from the course: Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed

Mesoamerican Religion

Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses

Delve into Mesoamerican religion, tracing the evolution of gods and religious practices from the Olmecs to the Maya and finally to the Aztecs, who are featured in the next section of the course. Learn the names, roles, and origins of the principal deities.

48 Lectures

1
Image of The Maya, Aztecs, and Mesoamerica
The Maya, Aztecs, and Mesoamerica
0 of 31 min
2
Image of Olmec Civilization Emerges
Olmec Civilization Emerges
0 of 31 min
3
Image of Olmec Art as the Mother Culture
Olmec Art as the Mother Culture
0 of 27 min
4
Image of Olmec Contemporaries
Olmec Contemporaries
0 of 32 min
5
Image of Mesoamerican Plants, Cuisine, and Medicine
Mesoamerican Plants, Cuisine, and Medicine
0 of 33 min
6
Image of Early Highland Maya—Izapa to Kaminaljuyu
Early Highland Maya—Izapa to Kaminaljuyu
0 of 30 min
7
Image of Preclassic Maya Lowlands—El Mirador
Preclassic Maya Lowlands—El Mirador
0 of 29 min
8
Image of The Popol Vuh—Creation and Hero Twins
The Popol Vuh—Creation and Hero Twins
0 of 32 min
9
Image of The Great City of Teotihuacan
The Great City of Teotihuacan
0 of 28 min
10
Image of How the Maya Mastered Mathematics
How the Maya Mastered Mathematics
0 of 30 min
11
Image of The World’s Most Elaborate Calendar
The World’s Most Elaborate Calendar
0 of 32 min
12
Image of Tikal—Aspiring Capital of the Maya World
Tikal—Aspiring Capital of the Maya World
0 of 30 min
13
Image of Maya Hieroglyphs—Breaking the Code
Maya Hieroglyphs—Breaking the Code
0 of 32 min
14
Image of Maya Astronomy and Building Orientations
Maya Astronomy and Building Orientations
0 of 32 min
15
Image of The Dresden Codex
The Dresden Codex
0 of 31 min
16
Image of Palenque—Jewel in the West
Palenque—Jewel in the West
0 of 31 min
17
Image of Sacred Geometry in Art and Architecture
Sacred Geometry in Art and Architecture
0 of 30 min
18
Image of Illuminating Works of Maya Art
Illuminating Works of Maya Art
0 of 29 min
19
Image of Copan—Jungle Dynasty of the East
Copan—Jungle Dynasty of the East
0 of 32 min
20
Image of Calakmul—The Mighty Snake Kingdom
Calakmul—The Mighty Snake Kingdom
0 of 31 min
21
Image of The Mesoamerican Ball Game
The Mesoamerican Ball Game
0 of 29 min
22
Image of Enigmatic West Mexico and Shaft Tombs
Enigmatic West Mexico and Shaft Tombs
0 of 30 min
23
Image of Classic Maya Collapse—Cities Abandoned!
Classic Maya Collapse—Cities Abandoned!
0 of 27 min
24
Image of New Cities of the Terminal Classic—Uxmal
New Cities of the Terminal Classic—Uxmal
0 of 28 min
25
Image of Monte Alban and Zapotec Rule over Oaxaca
Monte Alban and Zapotec Rule over Oaxaca
0 of 30 min
26
Image of The Mixtec Rise—Gold and Epic Stories
The Mixtec Rise—Gold and Epic Stories
0 of 29 min
27
Image of The Great Pyramid of Cholula and El Tajin
The Great Pyramid of Cholula and El Tajin
0 of 28 min
28
Image of Cacaxtla Murals and Xochicalco
Cacaxtla Murals and Xochicalco
0 of 30 min
29
Image of The Toltecs—Role Models or Myth?
The Toltecs—Role Models or Myth?
0 of 31 min
30
Image of Chichen Itza—Maya Capital of the Yucatán
Chichen Itza—Maya Capital of the Yucatán
0 of 31 min
31
Image of League of Mayapan—Maya New World Order
League of Mayapan—Maya New World Order
0 of 27 min
32
Image of Mesoamerican Religion
Mesoamerican Religion
0 of 31 min
33
Image of Aztec Origins—Arrival and Rise of the Mexica
Aztec Origins—Arrival and Rise of the Mexica
0 of 27 min
34
Image of The Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan
The Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan
0 of 30 min
35
Image of Life in the Aztec World
Life in the Aztec World
0 of 31 min
36
Image of How the Aztecs Expanded Their Empire
How the Aztecs Expanded Their Empire
0 of 29 min
37
Image of Independent Tarascans—Desert Warriors
Independent Tarascans—Desert Warriors
0 of 29 min
38
Image of Paquime—Northernmost Mesoamerican City?
Paquime—Northernmost Mesoamerican City?
0 of 31 min
39
Image of Illuminating Works of Aztec Art
Illuminating Works of Aztec Art
0 of 27 min
40
Image of Tulum—Aztecs at the Ancient Maya Port City
Tulum—Aztecs at the Ancient Maya Port City
0 of 30 min
41
Image of First Contact with Europe in Mesoamerica
First Contact with Europe in Mesoamerica
0 of 27 min
42
Image of The Siege of Tenochtitlan
The Siege of Tenochtitlan
0 of 33 min
43
Image of Conquest of the Maya and Landa’s Legacy
Conquest of the Maya and Landa’s Legacy
0 of 31 min
44
Image of The Fall of the Last Maya Kingdom—The Itza
The Fall of the Last Maya Kingdom—The Itza
0 of 29 min
45
Image of The Caste Wars of Yucatán
The Caste Wars of Yucatán
0 of 30 min
46
Image of Echoes of the Past in Mexico
Echoes of the Past in Mexico
0 of 29 min
47
Image of Maya Survival and Revival
Maya Survival and Revival
0 of 28 min
48
Image of Frontiers of Mesoamerican Archeology
Frontiers of Mesoamerican Archeology
0 of 35 min

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