11 Jan Kukulkan
When visiting Chichén Itzá, your tour guide will tell you that the ancient Maya used to workship to Kukulcan, a god who was a snake, a bird and a human at the same time. As you walk along this magical city, which is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, you will discover many feathered snakes carved on the stone representing Kukulkan. The light and shadow phenomena at “El Castillo” show us a serpent coming from the sky, to announce the spring’s arrival, the moment to plant the seeds…
But who was this god? It wasn’t worshiped in all the mayan cities, it doesn’t appears in the Mayan buildings until the PostClassic (950 AD). It is just in the last centuries of the Mayan culture that Kukulkan is integrated to their cosmogony and considered even more important than the ancient Mayan gods, such as Itzamná, the sky god, or Chaak, the rain god.
When you visit Riviera Maya, take the tour to Chichen Itzá to know more about this amazing mayan city.