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Jaguar God and symbols of discovery

Updated: Dec 19, 2019

João Luna, astronomer (by Diego Sanchez) - character card (by Vincent Verhoeven)

Although João Luna is Brazilian, his roots go back to Mayan Tikal in Central America. His bloodline wandered off to Colombian territory during the Inca period, where his ancestors were feared and expelled to the Amazonian rainforest of nowadays Brazil.

The story of Luna includes Latin American heritage. In this blog I tend to touch upon Mayan and Inca beliefs and practices and Portuguese symbols of European discovery since Pedro Álvares Cabral, who is known for discovering Brazil at the start of the 16th century. Especially the evolution of the Portuguese and Brazilian flag will be discussed and the armillary sphere's use and its symbolism will be touched upon.

Mayan culture