We may have peaked in terms of Mayan interest back in 2012, when supposedly the world was supposed to end, but that doesn’t mean that we have forgot about them. The Mayans were one of the greatest civilizations in the world at one point and for all of that most people don’t know a thing about them past the so called ‘end of the world calendar’. Fortunately we are here to help clear things up. Listed below are facts about the ancient Mayans that you probably didn’t know!
The Maya enhanced their physical features at birth.
You’ve probably heard about how Japanese Geisha women wrap their feet up in rope in order to make them smaller. Did you know that the Ancient Maya also were in love with the idea of physically changing their bodies at birth? For example, the ancient Maya wanted very flat foreheads so they would take wooden boards and apply them to the forehead of babies.
Sweat baths were considered sacred.
If the stock market existed back during the time of the Maya you could have made a pretty penny via online investing and options trading with sweat baths and sauna houses. Back then the Maya believed that these hot baths were considered to be essentially sacred. They felt that you could remove impurities from your body by sitting in them and sweating them out.