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 represented a cardinal direction. Each direction had a color: 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.
Mayans believed the universe was divided into thirteen layers, each with its own god.
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