Joined: Mar 31, 2003
From: Boise, Idaho
|Posted: 2007-11-07 11:42 pm  Permalink|
On 2007-09-24 13:09, filslash wrote:
On 2007-09-24 09:16, Robin wrote:
He spoke with his mother, and she remembers it coming from Guatemala about forty or so years ago when her sister made a trip there. She says it's a rain god, but doesn't remember the name.
Maybe, maybe not. It really doesn't resemble the Guatamalan rain god at Tikal.
It doesn't really look like the Maya rain god Chaak.
Head of a Rain God, 10th–11th century
Tlaloc the Inca Rain god.
Another Taloc, this from the Olmec period.
Anyhow fun stuff none the less.
Hey fils the Incan god wouldn't be at all related to the Olmec god, the Incan (S.America) empire was removed by vast distances from the Mexican (Mayan, Aztec, Olmec, etc..) cultures.
The mask making tradition in Southern Mexico and Guatemala approximates the territory of the former Mayan empire and the mask in question looks touristy and conceivably could have been influenced by polypop.
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