Photo of the Day: Holy Tree of Life

Cieba - Holy Tree of Life, Guatemala

Ceiba, the National Tree of Guatemala, can reach heights of up to 70 meters (230 feet). The Mayan worshiped it as the Holy Tree of Life and the axle of the world that connects the planes of the underworld, terrestrial realm and the skies.

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5 Comments on “Photo of the Day: Holy Tree of Life”

  1. Max Reynolds March 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Great shot. I love trees and can see why the Mayans worshipped it as the Holy Tree of Life. Thanks for sharing it.


  2. cravesadventure March 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Love tree and bark pics – thanks for sharing – beautiful tree!


  3. Kristina March 23, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    gorgeous photo!


  4. Cosette May 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    The ceiba is also sacred to practitioners of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria. There are many ceiba trees in Miami and it’s not unusual to see flowers and other offerings around them. Lovely photo.


    • Brian May 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

      Thanks for the info and the compliment. I didn’t know the Ceiba is sacred to other religons too. Good stuff.


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