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  • Post-Columbian Mayans almost totally adopted Roman Catholicism.
  • Some Mayan languages are still spoken today.
  • Mayans lived here in the so-called New World before the Europeans discovered it.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • It reminds Connor of the Mayan game of pokatok—something he learned about in history class.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • I must have looked like a Mayan warrior.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • One of the new arrivals from the FCI was Morena, a Spanish woman who looked like a deranged Mayan princess.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Earth’s supposed expiration date, the end of the Mayan calendar."
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • It was originally domesticated by the Mayans.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The storage facility —open twenty-four hours—was like a Mayan burial complex, save for an empty-eyed clerk watching TV at the front desk.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • She spoke of the ancient medicines of other tribes, the Aztecas, Mayas, and even of those in the old, old country, the Moors.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima

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  • "Mayan spiritual chants," he said.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • "Yes, unnervingly soon …. if you’re a believer in Mayan math."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The Mayan version of the world-end is represented in an illustration covering the last page of the Dresden Codex.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I looked at Sergio’s bearded face, at Ofelia’s concerned eyes, at Chente good ol’ Chente, calm as ever — and Skin, with a flowery Indian blouse from Mexico which made her look like what I imagined a Mayan princess to be.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Let’s talk about the Mayan ruins.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • But as I grew older and explored my own starker regions more assiduously, I kept stumbling across pyramids, Mayan campfires, the rubble of Huns—civilizations that had no right of access to the terrain of a Southern boy’s soul.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • (Partners In Health had found a donor to pay for a mental health project there: the disinterment and proper reburial of Mayan Indians who had been slaughtered by the Guatemalan army and dumped in mass graves.) One time, not long after he’d taken a fall in Cange and broken both an arm and his tailbone, he flew all the way around the world, bound for Asia on tb business.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I look at civilizations that have collapsed: Rome, Greece, China, the Aztecs, the Mayas.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Level Three’s a killer—they got us right before we solved the Mayan puzzle.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • They pick their way down a broad corridor, excusing themselves every inch of the way as they step over little Mayan encampments and Buddhist shrines and white trash stoned on Vertigo, Apple Pie, Fuzzy Buzzy, Narthex, Mustard, and the like.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Albert told them about the ancient Mayans.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "Mayan spiritual chants," he repeated.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • We drove along with just the Mayan chants for a few minutes, long enough for me to actually start to get used to them.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • And Mayan ruins.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • The Mayan chants, from the first day he’d given me the ride.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • We are Mayan people; we speak twenty-two different Mayan languages.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • The game was a lot like basketball, except that the losers were sacrificed to the Mayan gods.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Do Cherokees look like Mayans?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • We are Mayan people; we speak twenty-two different Mayan languages.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • What’s Mayan, exactly?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • They had to have been Mayan songs, not Spanish.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Nobody, not even a Mayan, could say they weren’t.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Estevan took off his shirt and lay back against the front of the boat, his hands clasped behind his head, exposing his smooth Mayan chest to the sun.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Every sort of prisoner is represented; sad-looking middle-aged upper-class white men, their wire-rim glasses sometimes askew or broken; proud cholos looking vaguely Mayan and covered in gang markings; white women with bleached-out hair and very bad orthodontia; skinhead types with swastika tattoos on their faces; young black men with their hair bushed out because they had been forced to undo their cornrows; a skinny white father-and-son pair, obvious because they were the spitting…
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Young Maize God (carved stone, Mayan, Honduras, c.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • World-end: Rain Serpent and Tiger-claw Goddess (ink on tree-bark paper, Mayan, Central America, c.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • From the early Hebrews who made burnt offerings at the Temple, to the Mayans who beheaded humans atop the pyramids of Chichén Itzá, to Jesus Christ, who offered his body on the cross, the ancients understood God’s requirement for sacrifice.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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