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Leonide Martin Maya Fire Woman

Leonide Martin
Maya Fire Woman

Welcome to my Maya-inspired blog-newsletter

Books, articles and research about ancient Mayan civilization


My logo is 13 Rabbit Scribe — “Circle Complete” Ox Lahun Ub’aah.  The rabbit scribe is seen in many Maya drawings on ceramics and bark paper folding codices.  As a contemporary Maya scribe, my historical fiction books tell stories of real and fictional ancient Mayans.  My articles and research provide information about their advanced civilization and impressive culture.


I’ve lived and traveled in Maya regions of southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala learning from indigenous teachers.  My blog focuses on ancient Maya sites, archeology, anthropology, epigraphy, current and past research, and the arts and sciences of Mayan culture.

My historical fiction books bring readers into the world of the ancient Mayas.  You enter the mysterious domain of shaman-kings, warriors and scribes, artisans and stone carvers who built remarkable pyramids, temples, and palaces in tropical jungles.  Their ambitions and desires, cosmovision and extraordinary abilities come alive in stories with vivid characters and compelling plots, based on actual Maya history.

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Murals at Bonampak
Royal Women


Leonide (Lennie) Martin

Leonide Martin

Leonide Martin

Current avocations are writing historical fiction and researching the ancient Maya civilization. Other interests are gardening, wine tasting, canning and putting up food, taking walks in nature. Special loves are my husband David and our two white cats. Past occupations: Family Nurse Practitioner, University Professor.

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