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Sacred Ball Player [detail]

Sacred Ball Player [detail]

Ixchel   Ixchel or Ix Chel, is a goddess Maya associated with water. Its name means "Lady (ix) - Arc-en-ciel (chel)" [1]. In the texts glyph, it is called "Chak Chel." This is the Goddess O in the classification Paul Schellhas revised by Karl Taube.  She is the wife of Itzamna and mother Bacabs. She was represented by a wrinkled old woman with hooked nails.  It can be in a benevolent or malevolent look. Unlike Europeans, for whom the rainbow sky vehicle positive connotations, the Maya…

Ixchel Ixchel or Ix Chel, is a goddess Maya associated with water. Its name means "Lady (ix) - Arc-en-ciel (chel)" [1]. In the texts glyph, it is called "Chak Chel." This is the Goddess O in the classification Paul Schellhas revised by Karl Taube. She is the wife of Itzamna and mother Bacabs. She was represented by a wrinkled old woman with hooked nails. It can be in a benevolent or malevolent look. Unlike Europeans, for whom the rainbow sky vehicle positive connotations, the Maya…

Afficher l'image d'origine

Afficher l'image d'origine

Quetzalcóatl, means (from Nahuatl quetzalli, “tail feather of the quetzal bird [Pharomachrus mocinno],” and coatl, “snake”), Feathered Serpent.

Quetzalcóatl, means (from Nahuatl quetzalli, “tail feather of the quetzal bird [Pharomachrus mocinno],” and coatl, “snake”), Feathered Serpent.

Mask, Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico. 500 BCE to about 400 BCE.

Mask, Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico. 500 BCE to about 400 BCE.

Olmec Stone Mask

Olmec Stone Mask

Quetzalcoatl, "le serpent à plumes de quetzal", est le nom donné dans le centre du Mexique, à une incarnation du serpent à plumes, qui était une des principales divinités pan-mésoaméricaines. Au Mexique central, il est connu à l'époque postclassique sous la forme de Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl. Son équivalent chez les Mayas est Kukulcàn - Codex Borbonicus, page 22 - XVIe siècle - Mexique.

Quetzalcoatl, "le serpent à plumes de quetzal", est le nom donné dans le centre du Mexique, à une incarnation du serpent à plumes, qui était une des principales divinités pan-mésoaméricaines. Au Mexique central, il est connu à l'époque postclassique sous la forme de Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl. Son équivalent chez les Mayas est Kukulcàn - Codex Borbonicus, page 22 - XVIe siècle - Mexique.

Teotihuacan Mask. The turquoise is from the Aztec Period.

Teotihuacan Mask. The turquoise is from the Aztec Period.

Seated Figure from Veracruz, Mexico 800-1200 CE Ceramic  Photographed at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon.

Seated Figure from Veracruz, Mexico 800-1200 CE Ceramic Photographed at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon.

Incensario maya con cabeza de Jaguar (en museo guatemaleco)

Incensario maya con cabeza de Jaguar (en museo guatemaleco)

Calendrier maya sur le Codex Dresden, l’un des rares à avoir survécu à la conquête espagnole.)

Calendrier maya sur le Codex Dresden, l’un des rares à avoir survécu à la conquête espagnole.)

Olmec roller toy, ceramic--I love ancient toys--like this beast on wheels and little Egyptian animal toys in mummy cases

Olmec roller toy, ceramic--I love ancient toys--like this beast on wheels and little Egyptian animal toys in mummy cases

Codex Borbonicus (1507 A.D.). Ancient Aztec documents.

Codex Borbonicus (1507 A.D.). Ancient Aztec documents.

A giant Olmec head discovered in 1946, San Lorenzo, Mexico. Photograph by Richard Hewitt Stewart, National Geographic.

A giant Olmec head discovered in 1946, San Lorenzo, Mexico. Photograph by Richard Hewitt Stewart, National Geographic.

Cylindrical vessel with sacrificial scene Guatemala or Mexico Maya Late Classic Period 600-850 CE Ceramic (2)

Cylindrical vessel with sacrificial scene Guatemala or Mexico Maya Late Classic Period 600-850 CE Ceramic (2)

Mask, Guatemalan (Mayan style), Guatemala, AD 250-850 (?) (Classic (?)),  jadeite

Mask, Guatemalan (Mayan style), Guatemala, AD 250-850 (?) (Classic (?)), jadeite