Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mayan Wedding Symbols – What do they mean?

Symbols in Mayan weddings

Mayan wedding ceremonies are popular here in the Riviera Maya.  For the Maya, the ceremony is performed to bring the couple to the four directional points (north, south, east and west) to unite them as one and present them to the feminine Mother Earth and the masculine Cosmic Energy. Flowers are used in the alter to represent the four points. North is represented by red flowers, East with yellow, South with purple, and West with white. The conch shell is used to call to the gods of these four cardinal points.

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