Tag Archives: Mayans

The good news about chocolate

March 18, 2013

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by Stan Kalson  —  Cacao, the plant that is the source of chocolate, originated with the Olmec Indians around 1500 B.C. Cacao products have been winning fans since the Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the first chocolate beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez, who subsequently took it to Spain. The Mayans and Aztecs used cacao in […]

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The Mayan calendar and 12.21.2012

February 29, 2012

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by Michelle Karén —  The Mayans had two calendars: the Tun calendar, or short count, and the Tzolkin calendar, or long count. The Tun calendar was a personal calendar. It revealed one’s personal destiny. The Tzolkin calendar was the sacred calendar. A calendar is central to any society because it defines the way we view […]

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