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MAYA:A stela fragment from the seventh century CE bears the only written reference to 2012 ever found. It contains an inscription stating that one of the gods of the underworld will appear in December 2012. To some, that means a great Maya deity will rise up and destroy the earth. But for most scholars, however, this prediction does not signal the end of the Maya calendar, or the destruction of the world. It simply underscores the importance of the end of one cycle and the beginning of a…

MAYA:A stela fragment from the seventh century CE bears the only written reference to 2012 ever found. It contains an inscription stating that one of the gods of the underworld will appear in December 2012. To some, that means a great Maya deity will rise up and destroy the earth. But for most scholars, however, this prediction does not signal the end of the Maya calendar, or the destruction of the world. It simply underscores the importance of the end of one cycle and the beginning of a…

Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, depiction of King Pakal (603-683 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. Maya, Late Classic Period.

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.

Incense burner stand depicting the Jaguar God of the Underworld On his nightly journey through the Underworld, the Sun God, K'inish Ajaw, transforms into the Jaguar God of the Underworld. His daily trip to the Underworld mirrored those taken by the deceased. This vessel depicts three figures from top to bottom: a seated ruler or priest dressed as the Jaguar God; a similarly garbed noble emerging from the head and a serpent; and the head of a jaguar.

virtual-artifacts: “Incense burner stand depicting the Jaguar God of the Underworld On his nightly journey through the Underworld, the Sun God, K’inish Ajaw, transforms into the Jaguar God of the.

Statuette of Mictlantecuhtli in the Museo de Antropología in Xalapa, Mexico, 2001.  CUte little lord of the underworld.  Looks a bit like an alien. Fear him!

Mictlantecuhtli (Lord of the underworld) Aztec god of the dead and the king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld.

This mask represents the Jaguar God, who first appeared in the Olmec culture as a were-jaguar. Flared nostrils, scrolled eyebrows, and pointed teeth are typical features of this deity. He is also the God of Rain and Lightning who lives in the Underworld. Maya kings and nobles wore jaguar skins and headdresses as a symbol of their elevated status.

This mask represents the Jaguar God, who first appeared in the Olmec culture as…

Mictlantecuhtli was the Aztec god of death and the underworld.... He looks way happy though!!!

An early stone carving of the Aztec god Mictlantecuhtli shows his similarity to a skeleton.

Figure of an underworld deity, 600–800 AD. Late Classic, Maya

Figure of an underworld deity, AD. Late Classic, Maya ===adjusting suit controls, not a nipple grab===

Mictecacihuatl Known as the Mistress of Bones and the Lady of...

Mictecacihuatl Known as the Mistress of Bones and the Lady of... (All things Mexico.)

Mictecacihuatl Known as the Mistress of Bones and the Lady of the Dead, she is the Queen of Mictlan, the Aztec Underworld, who still presides over today’s Day of the dead, also known as La Huesuda.

The carving on the tomb slab of K'inich Janaab' Pakal, or Pacal the Great.  It shows Pacal in the jaws of death with the World Tree above.  Scholars usually describe the scene as a reference to Pacal's death, Pacal is swallowed up by the underworld.

Stele from Palenque showing one of that city's dynastic rulers I just finished reading Michael D.

Carved stone depiction of the Jaguar God of the Underworld, from a stele at Copan, Honduras. Probably 7th century.

Carved stone depiction of the Jaguar God of the Underworld, from a stele at Copan, Honduras

Estatuilla sedente de Mictlantecuhtli, en el Museo Británico de Londres.

Mictlantecuhtli was a god of the dead and the king of Mictlan…

An Aztec god of the dead and ruler of Mictlan, the lowest region of the underworld.  Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City

An Aztec god of the dead & ruler of Mictlan, the lowest region of the underworld.

traditional aztec dancers in mexico at el día de los muertos (day of the dead), rooted in an aztec festival thousands of years old, dedicated to the worship of the goddess mictecacihuatl (queen of the underworld, lady of the dead)

Traditional Aztec dancers in Mexico at el día de los muertos (Day of the Dead) ceremony, rooted in an Aztec festival thousands of years old, dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Mictecacihuatl (Queen of the Underworld, Lady of the Dead)

Xolotl, the Twin, the Shapeshifter, Venus as the Evening Star, the Lord of the West, Double of Quetzalcoatl.  For more Eastern and Western #Natal Chart Reports- www.fb.com/madamastrology

Spanish War Dogs, Edible Dogs of the Conquistadors and Aztecs

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