topónimo : Jaqawitz Juyub' (lugar de Jaqawitz)

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Información básica

Tipo: 
Nombre analítico: 
JAQAWITZ_JUYUB
Ortografía de Ximénez (quc): 
caꜫha hacavitz
Ortografía de Ximénez (es): 
zero hacauítz
Ortografía de Recinos: 
Hacavitz
Ortografía de Colop: 
Jaqawitz Juyub', lugar de Jaqawitz
Descripción: 

The mountain on which Jaqawitz, the god given to Majukutaj, was deposited, and where the K'iche' forefathers constructed their first permanent settlement. This site became the most important early center of the K'iche' kingdom. 

Christenson (page 224, note 585) notes, "Jakawitz in Cholan languages means 'First/Beginning Mountain' tying it to the first mountain of creation. In Quiché, the verb jaq means "to open," which may recall the mountain of Paxil (Split Mountain) that contained the maize used to create the first human beings.

In the Título Yax (Carmack and Moldoch 1989, folio 2r, 107 n. 135), which is far more consistent in its use of the modified Latin alphaebet developed by Father Francisco de la Parra in the sixteenth century and used by scribes throughout highland Guatemala, the name of the deity placed on the mountain is Q'aq'awitz (Fire Mountain). This suggests that Hacavitz, like Tohil, is primarily a fire deity. This reading is also consisten with the description of his mountain, nima q'aq' ja (great fire house).

Christenson's interpretation here is perhaps slightly at odds with Carmack, who believes Jaqawitz to be a version of a Gulf Coast merchant diety.

Viernes, Junio 19, 2020 - 14:08
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Viernes, Junio 19, 2020 - 14:08
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Fuentes Bibliográficas: 
Christenson, Allen J. Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book Of The Maya. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007. Print.
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