March21,- Bad weather prevailed and Kukulcan did not descend as it does every year on the spring equinox.
The cloudiness caused by a frontal system prevented the formation of the figure of the feathered serpent in the pyramid of “the castle” of the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, in Yucatan.
But that was not an impediment for hundreds of people to gather in this pre-Hispanic precinct to welcome the change of season.
“We have already known it for many years, we know how it is but God Chaac didn’t want to come out now, let’s hope he will, but if not, we can contemplate it like this, have you come before, yes, but we were girls and they let us go up the pyramid, we got to go up the pyramid,” declared Flor and Rosa Solis, visitors.
The bad weather did not let Kukulcán “come out” in Chichén itzá.
“Every time we come we enjoy it so much, too bad it’s cloudy but everything is fine,” expressed one of the visitors, Joana Vera.
And in spite of the weather conditions, people continued to recharge their energy, as well as performing some rituals, with the castle of Kukulcan in Chichen Itza as a backdrop.
Although the god “Kiin” did not come out, the one who did was the god of rain, “Chaac”, who represents a good season for the farmers’ crops.
“According to the Mayan cosmovision, it is a relationship between nature and the human being, so if everything was regulated by the calendars, and according to the observations they made to the Sun, then if we go back to ancient times everything was regulated by that, by observation,” declared Victorino Moguel Alemán, tourist guide.
According to the National Institute of Anthropology and History, the formation of the scales of Kukulcan is known as the “cycle of illumination” that corresponds to the eight basements of the body plus the head of the feathered serpent, an astronomical spectacle that was kept hidden at the beginning of spring.
“We know that there are 365 steps, 364 and an upper level that confirms the days of the year. There are hypotheses that establish that it forms a calendar that in the end is observed by the settlers who were in Chichen Itza,” confirmed the Director of INAH, Jose Arturo Chab.
There is no doubt that the mysticism of this Mayan city continues to surprise with the passing of the years and attracts the attention of countless restless restless souls to this wonder of the modern world.