WITZ THE MAYAN MOUNTAIN GOD IN
Biggest Head Monument in the World
By Rene Sanchinelli P.
The Simian face is
typical of IK but also the Witz god face has a double nose and a cave, door
or open jaw indicating the access to the underworld, a cave has being
located near by, and also some huge dome rock very symmetrical that is
a Mayan chapel , also some near structures and lots of clay fragments in
some human made mounts....the face is about 90 meters high from the head
base and about 189 mts long. this measures do not take in count the total
mountain altitude witch is about 400mts.
Xibalba cave was believe to be a myth for long time until the actual "Cueva de Candelaria" appeared some years a go, maybe the WITZ is not a myth either and this could be the origin of the sacred mountain glyph witch could represent this specific geographical place, where ceremonies and maybe important ball games took place (I believe there must be a buried ball court near by waiting to be found) so the Hix Witz (jaguar mountain) mentioned in various glyphs writings maybe was here. Because this face could be also interpreted as a jaguar face just like the one below, note the "double thooths" that in fact are rattles from the rattle snake tail, so we see the 2 snakes element emerging from the witz-ik god mouth here too..the water-rain elements are upside down in the ear rigns, also if you note (hard to see in this picture) on bought the sides of the top there is the same witz-ik face loking up to the sky too...just like in the cerro 3 piedras.
Witz - ik, Quirigua
Quirigua glyph in the right showing similar face deity, probably
IK, note the double nose and open jaw and the ax
like instrument used to generate the rumbles during the storms, also the snake tails in the top and the water symbols as rain drops in a grape like symbol. The deity hand is grabbing the instrument in an inverted T shape (IK symbol) in a upside down position. The syncretism or mix of different gods in one figure is an essential part of the Mayan culture and writing, actual Mayan religion is a mix of catholic saints and ancient gods, so it is not rare to find such mixtures not just in their religious cults but in their objects too.
|IK at Quirigua
fighting or flying with the snake :
(wind - lighting - rumble - rain - storm)
Note the glyph blocks writing forming T shapes in its back witch also shapes a mountain or pyramid. It is believed that the Mayan pyramids where artificial mountains trying to get prayer man up, closer to the gods, a big difference with Egyptian pyramids that where used mainly as graves.
|IK the storm god at Copan, the snakes are also present emerging from his jaws and as rattle snake, the rumble making instrument appears as a big drum hitter being hold in his left arm.|
the lower jaw, Prado suggested it represents a head and a belly anthropomorphic
similar to the Monte Alto barrigones (actually at La Democracia museum) and
frequently present in pre-classic sites like Takalik Abaj Kaminal Juyu
and others. The Mayans
still use the
ceremonial altar (1.8m by 40cms high) witch is located under the jaw of the Witz-IK
god in the picture in is also the chin of the barrigon´s head
typical barrigon from Takalik Abaj and La Democracia
WITZ the mountain god too?
CERRO 3 PIEDRAS OR
MONTAÑA de WITZ-IK, actual Mayans who performs the rituals in this montains call him "dios mundo" and they
believe he is the owner of everything and they are asking its permit to use the land resources.