If we look at the ancient Maya story of origins, the first howler monkey and spider monkey originated from human-like entities
Articles on Belize Belizean Artists and paintings Banks of Belize The Belize Barrier Reef Birds and Birding in Belize Belize Blogs Boat Charters Bookstore Businesses in Belize Belizean Casinos Caving and Cave tubing in Belize Annual Costa Maya Festival Cruise Ships Belize Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Electronic greeting cards with a Belizean flavor Economics of Belize Ambergris Caye Field Guide Fishing in Belize tarpon bonefish Golf carts Belize History Knowledgebase for Belize and Ambergris Caye Hol Chan Marine Reserve Belizean Holidays Belize Resorts, lodging Belize Maps Tour Guides in Belize Belize Message Boards / Forums National Parks and Reserves in Belize Latest Belize News Ambergris Caye Telephonebook /Directory Photographs of Belize Belize Restaurants Real Estate and Realtors in Belize Shopping in Belize Sitemap Snorkeling in Belize Spa / Massage What to do in Belize Belize Tour Guides, Travel Agents Quick Travel Hints Video Volunteers and Volunteering in Belize Belize Weather Forecast and conditions Belize Weddings, Getting married in Belize What's New on the Website Artists in Belize, Belizean Art
Tuesday April 15, 2019

Previous | Next | Archive |


BelizeSearch.com
Website of the Day

Institute of Archaeology (NICH)
Institute of Archaeology, NICH Administration Building, Culvert Road, Belmopan, Belize C.A. Belmopan, Belize
Click here for past
Websites of the Day
If we look at the ancient Maya story of origins, the first howler monkey and spider monkey originated from human-like entities

Top photo: Lidded vessel with monkey, Dzibanche

2nd photo: Smoking monkey, origin unknown

3rd photo: Monkey in courtly scene, origin unknown

5th photo: Howler monkey, Temple 11, Copan, Honduras

The connection with men and monkeys, being either in appearance, behavior, or that we share lots of our genes with chimps (so we have been told time and time again) is not an accident. If we look at the ancient Maya story of origins, which may very well be true too, the first howler monkey and spider monkey originated from human-like entities.

Hun Batz and Hun Chuen were the second set of twins in the Popol Vuh, and brothers of the hero twins. They were accomplished artists, but due to their jealousy of the younger twins, were tricked and punished by them and turned into monkeys. But even if they are associated with mischief, they are also sacred and divine, even portrayed on vessels in such scenes.

Photographs by Institute of Archaeology

Click here to comment on this picture.

Belize Slideshow




Click here for a large selection of photographs and videos of Belize
Email us - Weyour photographs. Send us yours with a description!


Belize Search.com Belize News.com Belize Cards.com Belize History IslandBazaar.net Belize Weather
Belize Lodging Tours & Recreation Diving & Snorkeling Fishing Travel Tips Real Estate
AmbergrisCaye.com Island Information Visitor Center Belize Business San Pedro Sun
SanPedroDaily.com Belize Message Board Restaurants Things to do

Belize Picture of the Day


button Home button Island button Community button History button Visitor Center button Goods & Services button Search button Forum button Contact Us button

Copyright by Casado Internet Group, Belize