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originally posted by: skalla
a reply to: punkinworks10
Thanks for adding the link! i was looking for them but it's a pretty big site.
They are reminiscent of Eden points too, particularly the second pic
This ceramic container is remarkable for the
perfect fit of the lid with the bowl. They can be
pressed together like a modern-day plastic container
until they snap together. But unlike plastic that is
flexible it's difficult to remove the lid once it has
been closed, without breaking off the rim.
In The Ancient Maya -- by Robert J. Sharer and Loa P. Traxler -- it states that K'awil may have been a lightning god -- personification of lightning. This is due to the smoking axe (or tube) in his forehead, which may be related to Chac, who had an axe.
The ancient Maya used the image of K'awil in their royal accession ceremonies. Scepters made to look like K'awil -- known today as Mannikin Scepters -- were important in rituals concerning ascending the throne. Also, "eccentric flints" (stone chipped into designs, and not for practical reasons) of K'awil have been found. It is thought that these flints used to be part of scepters.