Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization that is well known for achievements in many fields like language, art, religion, astronomy etc. One of the famous ones would be the Maya calendar system. Mayas developed and used a system of calendars that consist of several circles.
The Tzolkin or the 260-day count, also referred to as the Maya Sacred Round, is mainly used to determine the time of religious and ceremonial events. This calendar combines the 20 day names with the 13 numbers of the trecena cycle to produce 260 days. The Haab’, or the 365-day count, is the Maya solar calendar that consists of 18 months of 20 days and an additional month with a period of 5 days at the end of the year, totaling 365 days. Tzolkin and Haab’ together forms a synchronized cycle lasting for 52 Haabs called the Calendar Round, which are still used by many groups in the Guatemalan highlands. Since the Calendar Round only worked for specifying dates for a period of 52 solar years, another calendar called Long Count was developed to specify dates longer than that. You can read more about Maya calendars here.
In both Tzolkin and Haab’ calendars, each day or month has a name and a symbol or glyph associated with it. Here we have made a font that consists of these Maya calendar symbols. Below is the character chart for your reference. For example, when you type the letter A in the font tool below, you will get the symbol for day of Imix’ in Tzolkin calendar.
|Character||20 Named Days||Characters||18 Named Months||Meaning|
|S||Kawak||s||Wayeb’||five unlucky days|
Create Text Graphics with Maya Font
The following tool will convert your text into graphics using maya font. Simply enter your text, select a color and text effect, and hit GENERATE button. You can then save the image, or use the EMBED button to get image links.