Temple of the Descending God at Mayan Ruins in Tulum, Mexico

The Temple of the Descending God derived its name from the relief above the door. The carving shows an upside-down male figure. At the vernal or spring equinox a ray of sunlight streams below it. Some archeologists believe this sculpture on the Templo del Dios Descendente represents Ah-Muzen-Cab, the Mayan god of bees and honey. Similar icons are found throughout Tulum and other nearby Mayan ruins. His counterpart is Colel Cab, the goddess of bees.


Carretera federal 307 Cancún - Chetumal Km 230, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico


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