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“Moon serpent” descends through the castle of Chichén Itzá and illuminates the area

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Once again the duality in the Mayan worldview was confirmed, as the phenomenon of the “lunar serpent”, which is recorded twice a year, descended and illuminated the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, in Yucatán.

José Antonio Keb Cetina, custodian of the archaeological zone, explained that the Mayans always highlighted the duality between day and night, which is confirmed by the arrival of the feathered serpent in the afternoons and the lunar serpent in the early mornings.

The interviewee, who for more than 30 years has kept records of the movement of the stars in Chichén Itzá, explained that in the worldview of the pre-Hispanic Mayans, duality comes from two opposing forces that complement each other at the same time.

Today, in the early morning, the phenomenon began at 03:40 a.m. and one hour later the “lunar serpent” was formed with seven triangles of light that shone thanks to Uh, the Moon goddess of the Mayans.

“At 4:40 in the morning, we confirmed the duality of the Mayans, that is, we saw an archaeoastronomical phenomenon in the Castle of Chichén Itzá with Uh, which occurs 12 hours before with the light of Kinich Ahau, the Sun god of the ancient inhabitants of Mesoamerica.

He explained that observing the manifestation of the sacred that the Mayan ancestors left behind is full of emotions.

“Especially because at this time the Castle or Temple of Kukulcán was crowned by the constellation of Scorpio and other stars in the sky,” he noted.

On the other hand, astronomer and mathematician Eddie Salazar Gamboa, who together with archaeologist Víctor Segovia Pinto discovered the lunar phenomenon in 1993, confirmed that it occurs twice a year.

“It is a beautiful spectacle that offers the majesty of the Castle and the silver triangles that the light of the Moon gives, forming the lunar serpent in that building that is a perfect Calendar”.

The mathematician, author of several books on the Mayan worldview, revealed that Kukulcán arrives at the Castle of Chichén Itzá several days before and after the equinoxes to announce the sowing and harvesting.

The northwest facade of the Castle considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world, “is illuminated by the rays of the Sun forming the majestic serpent with five, six, seven, eight and nine Isosceles triangles.”

The expert pointed out that at the beginning of March, the phenomenon is observed with five triangles, but as the date of the equinoxes approaches they increase.

“This year you can see the feathered serpent with nine triangles until early April,” he commented.

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