k'iche' maya


Many people take pride in the cultures of the Americas and the worldview of the indigenous people but please don’t make us idols because we’re not myths of the past nor present. We are active communities. As long as one indian is alive in the Americas or the world, there shines a bright hope and lives an original thought.” - Rigoberta Menchu | Maya K'iche



Quetzal are strikingly colored birds in the trogon family. They are found in forests and woodlands, especially in humid highlands, with the five species from the genus Pharomachrus being exclusively Neotropical, while the single Euptilotis species is found in Mexico and very locally in southern United States. All 6 species are fairly large (all over 13 inches long). Quetzals have iridescent green or golden-green wing coverts, back, chest and head, with a red belly. They are strongly sexually dimorphic, and parts of the females’ plumage are brown or grey. These largely solitary birds feed on fruits, berries, insects and small vertebrates(such as frogs).

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Zaculeu or Saqulew is a Maya site located in Guatemala’s western highlands.  The city was founded in the Early Classic (250-600 AD) and was eventually conquered by the K’iche’ kingdom. The city continued to be occupied until the arrival of the Spanish. In 1525 the city was attacked by Gonzalo de Alvarado y Contreras and his men. They laid siege to the city which ended in the city’s last ruler, Kayb’il B’alam, to surrender to the Spanish because of starvation.


P2 is sometimes accused of being random regarding the plot twist. I personally think that this is very wrong since every rumor P2 alludes to does exist or did exist in reality.
This is a guide for Nyarlathotep’s possible “check list” for the crazy rumors that helped him. Also two twists in P2 are almost “prophetic”.

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Xibalba #YBC

Xibalba, roughly translated as “place of fear”, is the name of the underworld in K'iche’ Maya mythology, ruled by the Maya death gods and their helpers. In 16th-century Verapaz, the entrance to Xibalba was traditionally held to be a cave in the vicinity of Cobán, Guatemala. According to some of the K'iche’ Maya presently living in the vicinity, the area is still associated with death.