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.