Maya Syncretism Section 3

Maya Syncretism



After the arrival of the Spanish in Guatemala, Christian imagery often replaced Maya symbols. However, some traditional indigenous practices persisted, including the creation of small stone figurines to represent the divine or dressing saints in traditional indigenous clothing during processions. 

Despite the oppressive Spanish rule, the Maya people preserved many of their core beliefs and values by mixing them with Christian practices that Spanish missionaries had brought to the Americas.