Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mayan King and Queen

The ruler in the mouth of the Earth Monster holding the mannequin scepter - god K.

Stone carving from Yaxchilan in Chiapas. The ruler is holding the diety staff of
god K.

Mayan queen carving from either Tikal or Dos Pilas. It is unique because god K is depicted in the mouth of the Earth Monster bar that she is holding. This diety is the one usually seen on the small staffs held by the rulers. He is in the form which is taken by the sun in the underworld as it passes through the night. He emerges symbolically from the mouth of the serpent at dawn.

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