In Maya mythology there is a god with a man’s body and a bat’s head, pointy ears and part of his face covered with a mask; they called him Camazotz. Does he remind you of someone?
The Maya codex describes Camazotz holding a knife of sacrifices in one hand; and his victim in the other. However, there are no more representations of this god.
Five centuries had to go by for the bat-headed Maya man to be represented in something similar to an effigy:
In 2014 Warner Bros Entertainment summoned 30 artists to reinterpret Batman on the occasion of its 75th anniversary. One of those who accepted the assignment was Christian Pacheco, owner of the design firm Kimbal, based in Yucatán, Mexico.
He recalled that Batman, perhaps to the sadness of some followers of DC Comics, is not the first reference of an enigmatic anthropomorphic being with a man’s body and a bat’s head. The first world reference of something like that was the feared Camazotz.
His studio made a replica of the bust with which Bruce Wayne disguises the character and molded it with Maya motifs and references to the ancient Camazotz, and the result was the main photo that illustrates this article.
The reinterpretation amazed everyone who saw it and the bust was taken to the Batman exhibition that was held in February 2015 at the Mexican Museum of Design (Mumedi).
No one knows who bought it or for how much, but surely whoever took it was amazed with the symbiosis of the piece, which combines the contemporary world of DC Comics with ancient Maya mythology. That exhibition, said Christian Pacheco, was the last place where he saw his work; as he lost the trail of it forever.
Source: Mexico Desconocido
more recommended stories
Abandoned puppy rescued by officers of the Public Security Secretariat (SSP)
An abandoned puppy was rescued by.
Mexico announce plan to recover the value of its native species
Mexico’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural.
84 municipalities of the Yucatan Peninsula to vote on Tren Maya Project this weekend
Residents of 84 municipalities on the.
“Noche Blanca” diverse contemporary art scene takes over the streets of Mérida tonight!
Tonight, Saturday December 14th, La Noche.
Explosion shakes Merida’s Francisco de Montejo neighborhood
MÉRIDA (Times Media Mexico).- The Public Security.
ABC says García Luna’s arrest was just a matter of time
ABC News says Mexico’s former security.
Playa Hotels & Resorts names new Vice President of Revenue Management
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (December 13, 2019) –.
Chinese migrants found hiding in appliances at Mexico-U.S crossing
Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding.
Chichén & Machu Picchu join in brotherhood
VALLADOLID (Times Media Mexico).- The union between two.
Mexico, the biggest looser in the USMCA
The U.S. daily The Washington Post.