The image on the home page is a representation of the the Mayan calendar. This fascinating system accomplished by astronomers used a vigesimal (base-20) number system including the concept of zero long before Europeans expunged the Roman numerology.

The small white glyph block contains the two logographs- k'uk' (quetzal) on the left and way (companion spirit) on the right. This author took the liberty of using the two to form the hieroglyphic for this web site. The meaning, relating to “Maya Connection” is that the quetzal, an endangered bird of Central America and historically sacred and deified to the Maya, is a symbol of the people we meet along the way and the gaining of understanding and respect for the Maya. The companion spirit is all of us collectively who wish to gain more knowledge and understanding of this culture.


For comments or questions about the site, e-mail Tom Langdon at tlangdon@metropo.mccneb.edu

 
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