Uxmal, Photo of Pyramid of the Magician

Pyramid of the Magician [June 13, 2004]

The stairway on the east side of the Pyramid of the Magician has a 45 degree angle of inclination, as opposed to the steeper 60 degree angle of inclination on the west side. The opening in the center of the stairway near the top was made by archeologists for exploratory purposes.

Workers who spent the night, using the opening for shelter, tell stories of being kept awake by "aluxob" throwing stones at the edifice until they made an offering of tobacco to appease the "spirits of the forest."