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God Quetzalcoatl, also refered to as Itzamna God, found at Mayapan, Yucatan Peninsula.

God Quetzalcoatl, also refered to as Itzamna God, found at Mayapan, Yucatan Peninsula.

Mayapan ruins, Yucatan. The Stucco relief without the head where a human skull was found instead. Mayas are  known for their human sacrifices.

All about Mayapan Ruins - Yucatan, Mexico ~ Places on the planet .

Mayan God Tulum ~ The Tulum ruins are the third most visited archaeological site in México ~ The Mayan Gods were part of a complex Mayan religion

Mayan God Tulum Ancient Sculpture ~ The Tulum ruins are the third most visited archaeological site in México ~ The Mayan Gods were part of a complex Mayan religion

Maya Vision Serpent, of Lintel 15 at the Classical Maya site of Yaxchilan ~ Maya viewed serpents as vehicles by which celestial bodies, such as the sun and stars, cross the heavens. The shedding of their skin made them a symbol of rebirth and renewal. During Maya bloodletting rituals, participants would experience visions in which they communicated with the ancestors or gods. These visions took the form of a giant serpent "which served as a gateway to the spirit realm."

Maya Vision Serpent, of Lintel 15 at the Classical Maya site of Yaxchilan ~ Maya…

TOLTEC RELIEF 9TH The birth of the God Topiltzin,the major deity of the Toltecs. Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City, Mexico

This century stone relief from Mexico depicts the birth of the Toltec god Topiltzin as he emerges from the mouth of a feathered serpent. Topiltzin was an important Toltec deity and he is usually pictured with the plumed serpent, Quetzalcoatl.

Mayan Sun/Jaguar God Incense Burner, 3rd-6th Century CE (Michael Carlos Museum at Emory Univeristy, Atlanta, GA)

Mayan Sun/Jaguar God Incense Burner, Century CE (Michael Carlos Museum at Emory Univeristy, Atlanta, GA)

The God of Death.    This ceramic figure of the God of Death comes from ancient Veracruz Mexico. Tamayo museum collection of Oaxaca Mexico.

This ceramic figure of the God of Death comes from ancient Veracruz Mexico. Tamayo museum collection of Oaxaca Mexico

Gifts of the Maya (Mexico) -- Statue of an ancient Mayan presenting a gift of corn. Photographed in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Gifts of the Ancient Mayans

Gifts of the Maya (Mexico) -- Statue of an ancient Mayan presenting a gift of corn. Photographed in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

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