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"Sacred Cenotes of the Maya", National Geographic, August 2013

Underwater Secrets of the Maya: Ancient Maya believed that the rain god Chaac resided in caves and natural wells called cenotes. Maya farmers today in Mexico’s parched Yucatán still appeal to Chaac for the gift of rain. Meanwhile cenotes are giving archaeologists new insights into the sacred landscapes of the ancestral Maya.

Full article: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/sacred-cenotes/guillermoprieto-text