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  • Guatemala: El Popol Vuh y la creación del hombre

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “The Popol Vuh and the Creation of Mankind”. El Popol Vuh, o LIBRO DE LA COMUNIDAD en español; es un libro del grupo de los K’iche, en el cual podemos encontrar la sabiduría de este pueblo y su historia. Está compuesto por diferentes historias, en las […]

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  • Guatemala: The Popol Vuh and the Creation of Mankind

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    The Guatemala Popol Vuh, the “Community Book” (Libro de la Comunidad) in Spanish, is a book from the K’iché group where we can find the wisdom of this community and its history.  This book, which contains different stories, tells about the creation of the universe according to the Mayan Cosmovision among other things. Let’s find […]

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  • Guatemala: Los Quiches y Tecun Uman

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “The Quiches and Tecun Uman”. Los Quiches Los Quiches son un pueblo originario del altiplano de Guatemala,  En tiempos precolombinos los quichés establecieron uno de los más poderosos estados de la región.  La última ciudad capital era Gumarcaaj, también conocida como Utatlán, cuyas ruinas se encuentran a […]

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  • Guatemala: The Quiches and Tecun Uman

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    The Quiches The Quiches is a Guatemalan original community in the highland. In the Pre- Columbian time the Quiches established one of the most powerful states in the region. Its last capital was in Gumarcaaj, also known as Utatlán. The ruins were found 2 km from Santa Cruz, Quiché, the El Quiché state, Guatemala. Tecun […]

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  • Guatemala: Música Folklorica Guatemalteca

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “Guatemalan Folkloric Music”.   En Guatemala la música Folklorica utiliza muchos instrumentos tradicionales como el: Chinchin También conocido como sonaja, es el caparazón del fruto del árbol de morro.   (http://katerinmagdalena.blogspot.com/2012/03/el-chinchin.html)   Huehuetl       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22xKZaxV5HU Especie de tambor construido con el tronco de un árbol […]

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  • Guatemala: Guatemalan Folkloric Music

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    In Guatemala Folklore music uses many traditional instruments such as: Chinchin   Also known as the rattle (maracas like instrument).  It is the shell of fruits from “Morro” trees. (http://katerinmagdalena.blogspot.com/2012/03/el-chinchin.html)   Huehuetl   –   the sound of Huehuetl:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22xKZaxV5HU This is a kind of drum built from a hollowed tree trunk.  It has grooves […]

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  • Guatemala: San Francisco, El Alto

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “San Francisco, El Alto”. Motor económico en Totonicapán En el mercado de San Francisco, El Alto se generan unos Q10 millones cada semana.  Este mercado ha sido considerado como uno de los más grandes de Centroamérica. Los comerciantes de textiles, verduras y frutas se colocan en […]

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  • Guatemala: San Francisco, El Alto

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    Economic engine in Totonicapán In the market of San Francisco, El Alto generates about 10 million Quetzales each week. This market has been considered as one of the largest in Central America. The merchants of textiles, vegetables and fruits are placed in space inside the area assigned in the large plaza. In the parking area, […]

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  • Guatemala: Leyendas

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “Legends”. Guatemala es un país donde las leyendas y los misterios forman una parte muy importante de su cultura. La mayoría de sus leyendas son conocidas también en sus países vecinos de Centro América y México, aunque los relatos pueden tener ciertas variaciones. Existieron en Guatemala […]

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  • Guatemala: Legends

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    Guatemala is a country where legends and mysteries are a very important part of their culture.  Its most legends are well known in the neighboring countries of Central America and Mexico even though the stories may have some variations. In Guatemala there were legendary and creepy creatures that punished people who committed some wrong.  Or […]

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