Lamanai: Stela 9

Lamanai, Stela 9

Dec. 30, 1997 (photo 4 of 5)

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K'awil (God K) emerges from the double-headed Serpent Bar which Smoking Shell holds diagonally across his body. K'awil, like the "jester god", is associated with royal descent and the accession of kings.

K'awil faces toward the right in this photo, has a smoking mirror on his forehead, and emerges from the jaws of a vision serpent.