Thursday, April 28, 2016

X is for Xibalba

My theme for this year's A- Z Blogfest is DEATH (who I hope is like DEATH in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series): "...tall, thin (skeletal, as a matter of fact), and ALWAYS SPEAKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Generally shows up when you're dead, or just when he thinks you ought to be." Today we have X for Xibalba.



Xibalba is the name of the underworld in K'iche' Maya mythology, ruled by the Maya death gods and their helpers. Some say the entrance is a cave in the vicinity of Coban, Guatemala. Cave systems in nearby Belize have also been referred to as the entrance to Xibalba. It is described as a court below the surface of Earth ruled by the twelve Lords of Xibalba.


Excerpt from Hogfather by Terry Pratchett


HUMAN BEINGS MAKE LIFE SO INTERESTING. DO YOU KNOW, THAT IN A UNIVERSE SO FULL OF WONDERS, THEY HAVE MANAGED TO INVENT BOREDOM.


7 comments:

  1. Not a cave you want to stumble into by accident.

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  2. Lovely looking cave. I'd be daring enough to explore it - from the outside :) Great post!

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  3. Death makes an excellent point there.

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  4. Too true. And great X word

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  5. I saw something where they located what they thought was the entrance to the Greek underworld. I guess ancient cultures had actual places for the dead to go. Fascinating to think about.

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  6. Creepy, yet somehow super intriguing. Can you imagine another world living underneath our own?

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  7. Invent boredom. I like that.

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