Read about the problems facing the Maya today in Chiapas Mexico.
Welcome to Jaguar Sun!
I'm Jeeni Criscenzo, the author of a novel about the ancient Maya, Place of Mirrors. Many of the people who have read my book have asked me how they can learn more about the Maya. Some readers have said that they would have enjoyed my book more if they had a map of the places I described and a glossary of the Maya words used in the story. Since Place of Mirrors is based on actual historical people and events, some readers want to know which characters are real or fictional.
Enjoy your journey through Jaguar Sun!
I am not an archeologist and my knowledge of this subject has been acquired by reading books, visiting ancient Maya sites and attending lectures and meetings at various universities as an amateur/enthusiast. In the "real" world, I am running for US Congress for California's 49th District.
MAYA or MAYAN?
Frequently I'm asked, "Which is the correct word: Mayan or Maya?" Generally the word Maya is used as both the noun and adjective to describe the people and their culture. The word Mayan is used to describe their language. For example: The Mayan language is spoken by the Maya or You will find explanations of the Maya calendar and Maya glyphs on this Web site as well as photos of present day Maya.
A note about copyrights...
As both an author and a designer, I have a great deal of respect for the ownership rights of artists and writers. I have made every effort to keep the content of this site original. Where I have used art, photography or copy from someone else, I have secured permission from the creator and credited them where it is used. Special thanks to Lenora F. Watson, Bonnie Meyer and Richard Perry for their permission to use their wonderful photography and art throughout this site.
I hope that you will respect the ownership rights of all elements on this Web site. If there is something you would like to use for a noncommercial purpose, please send a request for permission to the address or e-mail below. If it is something I have created, I will respond to you right away. If it is the work of another, I will forward your request to them. I WILL seek legal compensation for any unauthorized use of my creative product.
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