Stela D

Copan: Stela D [January 9, 2004]

"Although the imagery of Stela D has a rich and varied array of supernatural participants, God K emerges as the principal protagonist of the dream it recounts. In all, eight manifestations of God K interact in 18-Rabbit's vision: two appear from the serpent bar in his arms, and six emerge from the serpents that wrap around the king's figure. Those that materialize from the four vision monsters each bear some omen or object of power, appearing to offer it to the king as an instrument of his vision quest."

Elizabeth A. Newsome, Trees of Paradise and Pillars of the World: The Serial Stela Cycle of 18-Rabbit-God K, King of Copan, p. 149