Tuesday, September 22, 2009

YouTube Tuesday: Shadow of the Feathered Serpent

Today, the feathered serpent god Kukulkan makes his twice yearly appearance at the pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico.

As the sun rises and sets, shadows cast by the precisely designed and aligned pyramid cast shadows that slither down the steps of the pyramid to meet up with the head of the serpent god at the base, signifying continued fertility and prosperity for the people of the Yucatan plain.

Happy Equinox everyone!

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  1. I climbed that thing when I was 15. Scared the crap out of me.

  2. It only works if we keep sacrificing humans to keep the sun coming up.

  3. Cool stuff. Now I see what inspired the Plaza lighting ceremony. ;)


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