TITLE

Circles, Triangles and Squares: Sacred Symbols in the Mayan Culture

AUTHOR(S)
Petterson, Rune
PUB. DATE
October 1998
SOURCE
Journal of Visual Literacy;Autumn98, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p137
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The circle and the triangle, as well as the square, are shapes that have been natural to man for a very long time. There have always been circles and triangles in our natural environment, and they have already been used as important symbols in prehistoric cultures. This paper presents the use of circles, triangles, and squares as sacred symbols in the old Mayan civilization. The paper also presents one of the oldest forms of mediated communication through moving images, the "moving picture" in Chichén Itzá, Mexico.
ACCESSION #
31885606

 

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