Mayans believed that four jaguars, called bacabs, held up the sky. Each had a different color.
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The Maya believed the Earth
was flat with four corners. Each corner was a direction shown by a color.
For example, east-red; north-white; west-black; south-yellow. Green was the center. At each corner, there was a jaguar of a different color that supported the sky.
The jaguars were called bacabs.
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