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Ben (Reed)

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Within the Maya Tzolk’in (Sacred Count of Days) the daysign known as B’en, often translated as “Reed”, shares similarities with the daysign K’an, since both are associated with growing maize. B’en, in particular, is symbolic of the full authority of maize as the “staff of life”, the central pillar of the Tree of Life. This daysign is representative of strength, integrity, inner power, self determination, and strong personal authority.

Our jewelry items that are representative of B’en include one-of-a-kind porcelain  pendants, some strung on cord, some beaded, some silver-backed, and some multi-fired with lustres. “Monumental” style items are those with the little “feet”. “Codex” style items are those without the “feet”. Sterling silver pendants are also available, along with personalized pieces. Click here for a Date Decoder to find the Maya Calendar equivalent to your date of birth.



Corded Porcelain Pendants


Beaded Porcelain Pendants


Special Edition


Sterling Silver Daysigns

*Please contact us if you would like to order this with something other than what is shown (eg. One B’en. Two B’en, Three B’en, etc.)