Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, Maya Temple of the inscriptions, Palenque.   « Pakal lies on top of the “earth monster.” Below him are the open jaws of a jaguar, symbolizing Xibalba. Above him is the Celestial Bird, perched atop the Cosmic Tree (represented by a cross) which, in turn, holds a Serpent in its branches. Thus, in the image Pakal lies between two worlds: the heavens and the underworld. »  (photo by Asaf Braverman; description from wikipedia)

Pakal Sarcophagus Lid ~ depiction of King Pakal CE) in the jaws of the underworld ~ symbolic of his death and journey into the underworld and resurrection with the Maize God. Temple of the Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico.

4D / 4th Dimension (Euclidean space): anim of Stereographic projection of a Clifford torus by JasonHise (w/ Maya + Macromedia Fireworks, 2011-02) via Wikipedia.org

Stereographic projection of a Clifford torus: the set of points (cos(a), sin(a), cos(b), sin(b)), which is a subset of the

Mayan hieroglyphic writing, learn more on Wikipedia and from PBS Nova documentary titled:  Cracking the Mayan Code.

Examples of glyphs used in the Maya writing system. Maya glyphs are placed in columns and are read from left to right in rows of two. From the Archaeoloigcal Museum of Palenque, Mexico.

Visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Codices)

Dresden codex also known as the Codex Dresdensis pages, metres feet) one of the few Mayan books that have survived burning by the Spanish

Ixchel, Mayan goddess of the Moon, fertility, medicine, weaving, rainbows, songs and childbirth. Ixchel also watches over bodies of water, such as lakes, lagoons, natural wells (cenotes), underground rivers and the ocean, thus receiving such names as "Lady of the Sea".

Ixchel - In Classic Maya art, the Moon Goddess occurs frequently. She is shown as a young woman holding her rabbit, and framed by the crescent of the waxing moon, which is her most important, identifying attribute.

Sítio Arqueológico de Tulum, construído pelos Maias.   #tulum #turismo #mayas #viagem #caribe #mexico #cancun #viajar #ferias #praia

Sítio Arqueológico de Tulum, construído pelos Maias. #tulum #turismo #mayas #viagem #caribe #mexico #cancun #viajar #ferias #praia

Quetzalcóatl, Codex Borbonicus. 16th century, author unknown. This is the Aztec depiction of the sun god. Quetzal, from quetzalli (meaning 'beautiful') and cóatl (meaning 'serpent') In Aztec culture, he was brother to Tezcatlipoca. In Toltec culture, they were rivals.

The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

Poems I want to read again and again - 'Here's to Adhering', 'No Loser, No Weeper'...the list is endless and great

Her written word is almost visceral. Her voice is one to move millions. Her song should be sung loud and strong for generations to come.

*Palenque* - Palenque was a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century. The ruins date back to 226 BC to its fall around 1123 AD. It is located near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas

*Palenque* - Palenque was a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the century. The ruins date back to 226 BC to its fall around 1123 AD. It is located near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas

Cultura maya - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Cultura maya - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

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