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"If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go." ~ Edmund Hillary ** Mayan Temple <3 lis
Tlaloc (Tlá-loch) was the Aztec rain deity and one of the most ancient and widespread deities of all Mesoamerica. Tlaloc was thought to live on the top of the mountains, especially the ones always covered by clouds; and from there he sent the much needed rains. The rain god was a pan-Mesoamerican deity, whose origins can be traced back to Teotihuacan and the Olmec. The rain deity was called Chaac by the ancient Maya and Cocijo by the Zapotec of Oaxaca.
Man standing next to Stela K ; near the eastern border of the Great Plaza. Quiriguá, Guatemala. Quiriguá is an ancient Maya archaeological site along the lower Montagua river in south-eastern Guatemala. Photographed by Dr Alfred Percival Maudslay in 1894. -British Museum-
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