G Is for Gods (and One Goddess)

I was really racked my brain for a G, and I think this one works.

A carving of a Maya god at Tulum.

Chichen Itza
It looks like just a plain old snake, but this is a representation of Kukulcan, the feathered serpent god of the Maya. You may also know him as Quetzalcoatl, as the Aztecs called him.

Chichen Itza
If I remember correctly, this is a carving of the god Chaac, the Maya rain god.

Punta Sur - Isla Mujeres
This doesn’t look like much, but it’s all that’s left of the temple of Ixchel, a Maya goddess. The temple is at Punta Sur, on Isla Mujeres, which means “island of women.” Punta Sur is the furthest east point in Mexico, so the sun hits here first every day.


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