Above is a Late Classic (A.D. 600-900) Maya vase painting K3060, that depicts a long-lipped bearded deity with bulbous nose, and serpentine eye, encoded with an X-symbol in his head linked associated with the four cardinal directions and its sacred center. The attributes associated with this deity are linked to a god Maya archaeologists have named Chac, (also spelled Chaac), know also as “God B,” as designated by Schellhas. The image of a long-lipped bearded deity portrayed in Maya vase painting K3060, appears to me to be intimately linked with mushrooms, metaphorically encoded above as sacred portals at the four cardinal directions, and its cosmic center. The X-symbol depicted above in Chac’s head is, I believe code for a mushroom portal associated with underworld decapitation, and Venus resurrection. A page in the Dresden Codex portrays four Chacs seated in the “World Trees” located at the four cardinal directions of time and space. A fifth Chac is seated in a cave representing the cosmic center of the world. This configuration of five, identified as the quincunx, is a reference to the central portal of Venus resurrection, identified with Quetzalcoatl and the spirit world. It should be noted that the number 5 was specifically associated with Quetzalcoatl and that the quincunx associated with Venus. According to J. Eric Thompson the idealized Venus cycle always ended on the day 1-Ahau, (Milbrath, 1999 p.170). The synodic revolution of Venus, from Morning Star to Morning Star is 584 days, and that these revolutions were grouped by the Nahuas in fives, (see Maya Dresden Codex) so that 5 x 584 equaled 2,920 days, or exactly eight solar years (Nicholson, 1967 pp. 45-46).
It’s my belief that both GI and GII of the Palenque Triad, represent aspects of the planet Venus as a divine resurrection star, as both Morning Star and Evening Star. GI of the Palenque Triad, was born on 9 Ik, meaning “9 Wind,” which is the same birthday as the Wind God Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, also born on 9 Wind. In the Dresden and Madrid codices the T-shaped Ik glyph is used to portray Chac’s eye. Both GI and Quetzalcoatl are associated with the planet Venus and the ritual of Underworld decapitation (Schele and Freidel, A Forest of Kings, 1990 p.245). G I, of the Palenque Triad has been identified as a shark-toothed anthropomorphic god whose attributes include a Spondylus shell ear-flare and shell diadem in his headdress that also encodes an X-symbol, that represents a sacred portal that leads to the underworld, at the center of the universe.
In Mesoamerica we find carved stela of Maya kings dressed in elaborate costumes (deity impersonation) that reinforce the king’s power as a god of life and death and Venus resurrection.
PART I BREAKING Breaking the
Mushroom Code The Fleur de lis
Symbol Fleur-de-lis Origin 2012
ALERT! BIBLIOGRAPHY Soma in
Mushroom Venus and Fleur de lis Iconography in Pre-Colombian Art HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT