Sanibel Flats Themes

Randy Wayne White
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Mayan Culture

A central theme throughout the novel is Mayan culture and the historical events that play a key role in the Masaguan culture. Although the conquistadors robbed the Mayans of their unique culture and society centuries ago, its impact is still being felt by the local residents. At the time that Pedro de Alvarado arrives in the land of the Kache, they are friendly with their neighbors, the Tlaxclen. The friendliness ends when Alvarado arrives and the residents believe he is Quetzalcoatl. Through Alvarado's manipulation, the two groups fight and kill one another, destroying their society forever.

Worst of all, the important Kache religious beliefs and knowledge is nearly wiped away. A single priest writes the important Kin Qux Cho book detailing the important facts and figures discovered by the Mayans, but the book is lost until Pilar and Ford find it in the vaults of the Masaguan...

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