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Story Chest: Maya Myths

The Hummingbird Bride and The Choosing of the King of the Birds


Up Next in Series One

  • The Discovery of Corn

    We hear about the Maya Myth of the discovery of corn. In the Museum, the Professor explains how cultures mythicise what they value most. We also learn about the structure of the Maya Universe and world.

  • The Legend of Xtabay

    We hear the Legend of Xtabay: a ghostly figure that haunts the Yucatan forests. The Professor explains how this myth dares to be different when it comes to beauty and being a good person.

  • Legend of the Hero Twins

    The Twins of Maya Legend visit the Underworld to play a game of ball with Gods in a myth about learning from past mistakes. In the Museum: the Professor demonstrates how the Maya used tiles to count and write numbers.