Powerful Leaders of Religion
Religion was at the heart of nearly all Maya
activities. The Mayas believed in a great many gods and goddesses. They
believed their priests could talk to the gods. That gave the priests
The priests, along with the leaders in each
city-state, were the most powerful people in the Maya civilization. Priests
decided nearly everything in the Maya daily life. They decided when to
plant, when people could marry, marry, and whom to sacrifice.