The Tree of Life Picture

21 The World- The Tree of Life

The World represents the entirety of the universe. The Tree of Life, in Maya mythology, represents the axis mundi, or the meeting point of all the cardinal directions. It has a huge tree at its center, and the bird the Hero Twins shoot down from its top starts the rotation of the world.

Mayan Artifacts Photographed by Justin Kerr
Mayan Artifacts drawn by Linda Schele

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