What’s Your Story: Maya Daykeeper

October 11, 2017 - October 12, 2017
Campus Life, Community

Interested in ancient cultures? In the philosophy of time? Then you won't want to miss presentations by Apab’yan Tew, a Maya Daykeeper.

Apab'yan Tew is keeping the ancient traditions of the Maya people alive in his role as a reader of the Maya Calendar, bone therapist, auxiliary midwife and ceremonial historian. Learn about his amazing journey from the metropolis of Mexico City to the mountains of Guatemala to the villages of Chiapas, Mexico. Sponsored by the Arts, Design, Humanities and Social Sciences Division.

Dr. Katherine Bailes, World Mythology faculty, and Dr. William McFarlane, professor of Anthropology, will introduce Apab'yan Tew’s talks and provide the traditional theories of academia as comparison.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

10-11 a.m.
"World Mythology and the Meaning of the Popol Vuh" (a council book of the ancient Maya people)

Noon-1 p.m.
"The Maya Calendar and the role of the Daykeeper"

1-1:30 p.m.
Question and Answer Forum

Thursday, Oct. 12

6:30 p.m.
Reception sponsored by Office of International Education. Free refreshments!

7-8 p.m.
"The Maya Calendar and the Cultural Understanding of Time"

Free admission to all events. No reservation required.

Sponsored by the Arts, Design, Humanities and Social Sciences Division.