The Kin :: See
what they look like
The Maya year has a basic unit called
Kin, a word that means day or sun. The Tzolkin
calendar has a cycle of 20 day names combined with a cycle of 13
day numbers. Each of these 20 names has a glyph to represent it.
To measure passages of time, priests studied the sun, the moon,
and Venus.
Mayas had a calendar with 18 months with 20 days, plus 5 unlucky
days which made up the days in a year. The Mayas also had a religious
calendar which had 260 days in it. Each day was give
a name and a number.
The Uinal :: See
what they look like
A Maya year is divided into 19 months, designated Uinal.
Each has a name and a corresponding glyph. Of these months, the
first eighteen have twenty days and the last one, called Uayeb,
has only five. The days within a month are numbered from 0 to 19
with the exception of Uayeb which is numbered from 0 to 4.
