Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Mayan Life

My name is Kata and I am a regular boy in Mayan society. My father is a Merchant here in Maya. I sometimes go with him when he sells or trades , but usually he goes on big trips. When he goes on those big trips I can't go with him so he isn't home a lot. I always miss him when he is gone and I try to be the man of the house when he is gone because usually he is in charge.

At my place we are always paying are respects to all our gods. We believe in 160 gods. We are always praying to them and always respect them. Me and my mom always do these little traditions and stuff.

My mom is always at home and cleaning up. She also washes the clothes and feeds me and my dad also my sister. My mom is very strict but loves me and my sister very much. She always tells me that she loves me and I tell her that too. My mom also grows a lot of crops by using a lot of techniques. I don't know much about it because I want to be like my dad as a merchant because there is a lot of independence in that job and also lots of adventures.

I think life as a regular Mayan boy is a great time. But I can't wait to grow up and be by myself and experience life outside of the society and be able to learn so much more. But I am stuck right now as a regular Mayan boy.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Life of a Mayan Noble In His Perspective

                I am always treated very well as a Noble in the Mayans. Me and all my other friends who are Nobles feel as if were as important as the Ruler.We know how to read and write and were the only ones so it is really cool. Also we wear very nice clothes with gold jewelry all around us. And we also wear skins of Jaguar and it is very soft and nice. When I look at the peasants ans other people I feel bad because they don't have my nice clothes.

                As jobs we carry out all the orders from the Ruler and all his decisions that he would make. If he wanted a temple made we would tell the workers and overlook the job to make sure it is right. Or if he ordered war we would gather peasants and get them ready to fight and we would lead them. We also gather the taxes for the Ruler , so we can maintain economic balance. I feel I have a good job that I wouldn't leave for anything else except for Ruler.