Leonide Martin



Lynn Albright

Dr. Leonide "Lennie" Martin's books portray ancient Maya culture and civilization through stories about both actual historical Mayans and fictional characters. She studied Maya culture and history from both scientific and indigenous viewpoints. While living for five years in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, she apprenticed with Maya Elder Hunbatz Men, becoming a Solar Initiate and Maya Fire Women in the Itzá Maya tradition. Other indigenous teachers in Guatemala included Maya Priestess-Daykeeper Aum Rak Sapper and Maya elder Tata Pedro. The ancient Maya created the most highly advanced civilization in the Western hemisphere, and Martin's work is dedicated to their wisdom, spirituality, scientific and cultural accomplishments through compelling historical novels. She is the author of the "Mists of Palenque" series about historic Mayan Queens. 

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Books:
The Prophetic Mayan Queen: K'inuuw Mat of Palenque
Fiction / Literature
Made for Wonder, an imprint of Made for Success Publishing
February 2019
ISBN 9781641463652
398 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

She was born to serve the Goddess Ix Chel. But K'inuuw Mat is destined to continue the Palenque (Lakam Ha) dynasty by marriage to Tiwol, fourth son of famous ruler Pakal. More/less

The Mayan Red Queen: Tz'aakb'u Ahau of Palenque
Fiction / Literature
Made for Wonder, an imprint of Made for Success Publishing
April 2018
ISBN 9781613399170
435 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

A LOVE STORY THAT TRANSFORMS A DYNASTY... Pakal ascends to the throne as his mother the prior ruler, Sak K'uk, selects his wife, Lalak is overwhelmed by the sophisticated society and complex protocols of the royal court. More/less

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