Unlike water, air, and earth, fire cannot be polluted. It is to the Mayans the most sacred element. They believe fire is in the heart of humans since birth and inside the heart of the earth as well.
Thus volcanoes are seen by past and present Mayans as a place of creation. As you get higher, it is much easier to encounter Ajaw, the god of all things.
Even on the most deadly volcanoes…
Shot in 2018, two months before the Fuego volcano’s eruption, one of the deadliest in Guatemala for over a century.
A film by Vladimir Bodiroga.