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God of Rain Chac, Uxmal Main Court
24-OCT-2009

God of Rain Chac, Uxmal Main Court

Temperature; +34.6C Wind; 0.2 m/sec Rain; None

Mayan legends say that Chac broke open a great rock and drew out of it maize, the staple crop of all Mesoamerican civilizations. This myth about Chac can be seen in scenes drawn more then 1000 years ago. Chac is believed to be oldest continually worshipped god in Mesoamerica there is evidence of worship of Chac down to this day with Christian Maya farmers making prayers to Chac during times of drought.

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Sabine Stetson25-Nov-2009 03:56
glad they did not chac it off til today....again, wished i could
understand the symbolism, the thoughts the ancient had behind this
sculpture....