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These were the “boys who play” ( puellacoc wamracuna). They served their mothers and fathers in whatever ways they could, and bore many whippings and thumpings; they also served by playing with the toddlers and by rocking and watching over the babies in cradles. . The Tenth Path was that of those called wawa quirawpi cac (newborn babies at the breast, in cradles), from the age of one month. It is right for others to serve them; their mothers must necessarily serve them for no other person can give milk to these children.
E. The animals represent blocks of time, while the dots and proﬁles of gods mark numbers. The monkey (right column, second from top) signals a day date. The day is deﬁned by the god’s head in its hand, which means six, and the skull beneath the hand, which means ten: sixteen days. (Otis Imboden/National Geographic Creative) ANALYZING THE IMAGE Calendars show not only dates but also the sense of time of the people who used them. What do the ﬁgures in this calendar show you about the Maya and their world?
Its reach between mountain and coastal regions led to extensive exchanges of goods and beliefs between ecologically different farming zones. The city-state of Tiwanaku extended its influence in the other direction, south of the lake. Both Wari and Tiwanaku practiced ancestor worship, and Tiwanaku religion centered on the figure of Viracocha, the god creator and father of humanity, who was identified with the sun and storms. Storms and climate shifts were central to Andean people’s worldview because changes in climate, particularly abrupt changes brought by El Niño, could devastate whole civilizations.
A History of World Societies Volume B: From 800 to 1815 by John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Roger B. Beck, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Jerry Davila