Time to just wander around Chichen Itza and take in some of the sights. We’ll begin today with that feathered serpent’s head at the base of El Castillo pyramid that I told you about last week:
The reclining figure depicted below is a Chacmool. These statues occur throughout Mayan culture, and they depict the rain god Tlāloc. Invariably, the Chacmool is posed the same way wherever it is found — reclined, propped up on his elbows, with the head turned at right angles from the body.
The rest of Chichen Itza I’ll present to you as a photo gallery/slide show: