Not too much is known today about religion of ancient Mesoamerica, and it will only be through an intensive comparative study of the various deities as presented in the heiroglyphic manuscripts and native writings, and of the symbolic religious art in the architectural and sculptural remains, that greater knowledge of the subject will be gained. The "Tree of Life," one of the most striking religious symbols of the area, may be one key to such knowledge.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Anthropology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Briggs (Woodford), Irene M., "The Tree of Life Symbol; Its Significance in Ancient American Religion" (1950). Theses and Dissertations. 4554.
Mesoamerica, Old World, New World, religion, Christianity, the cross, tree of life