Mayan wall mural of a celibration with horn players and strange looking figures with aquatic head gear and mouths (amphibious creature head dress.) The seated chieften points up under a head gear of which looks like the navigation boat bow on The Gebel el Arak Knife knife handle. Note the type of prehistoric looking crocodile and strange reptilian head figure far right. Bonampak: Structure 1, Room 1 [January 2, 2004]
Between the trumpeters and the corner of the room, other dancers wave huge crustacean claws and two individuals dressed in exotic costumes appear engaged in some ritual activity. A parade of percussionists appears in the right-hand side of the photo. Please send comments to: Last update: April 2, 2004

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Also the strange Lizard headress looks similar to ancient hieroglyphics depicting the lotus flower Egyptians associated this flower with rebirth, the sun and the creation, because at nightfall it closes and goes beneath the water and at dawn it climbs up above the water and reopens. One myth tells of a giant lotus flower growing out of a pond and from it the sun rose. In many hieroglyphics works the lotus is depicted as emerging from Nun (the primordial water) bearing the Sun God. As a representation of rebirth, there is also an association with death. There is a famous Egyptian book of the dead known to include spells that can transform a person into a lotus, thus allowing for resurrection

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