I love me some good words.
‘Tzak’ means ‘to conjure’ in ancient Maya glyphs (8th century). The glyph depicts a hand grasping a fish. In 2019, I watched a fascinating PBS documentary on the decoding of the Mayan writing system. The glyphs are a beautiful mixture of script and art. Quote about the ‘tzak’-symbol: “It’s this idea of grabbing […]