Kukulcan: everything you need to know

Representation of the god Kukulcan

For those interested in discovering the secrets of this ancient territory, you need to read about the God Kukulcan, his origin and everything that surrounds him. It can be a pleasant vacation destination if you are looking for cultural tourism.

Temple of Kukulcan

Located in the pre-Hispanic city of Chichén Itzá, it is currently one of the wonders of the modern world, a fact that will undoubtedly encourage you to want to see it at least once in your life. It has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988 and one of the seven wonders of the modern world since 2007.

It was built by the Itzaes, the ancient inhabitants of this Mayan city. It was built in the 12th century in the middle of the forest, surrounded by nature and in a privileged location. The temple was dedicated to the god Kukulcan or Feathered Serpent, who is also known as the god of the wind.

This is a pyramid with a square base of almost 30 meters high and with 4 stairways leading to the top of it. One of its main attractions is the light shows that take place in the building itself during the spring and autumn equinoxes. If you contemplate from the beginning to the end, you will see how the shadow of Kukulcan descends to the earth in order to help the crops.

Kukulcan Pyramid

Known worldwide as the Pyramid of Kukulcan, this is a 25-meter high building with a grand staircase leading to the temple dedicated to the God of the Wind himself. The Spanish conquerors used the name El Castillo to refer to this structure, since they wanted to associate it in some way to what already existed in Europe.

Its base measures approximately 60 meters, has 9 bases decorated with snakes and is composed of religious symbols, mainly from the Mayan culture. We recommend that in order to see all the attractions of Chichén Itzá you hire a tour with specialized guides.

Caribe Maya Travel Agency offers a variety of excursions in the Riviera Maya area in Mexico, where you will be able to visit incredible tourist attractions with the best professionals. Take a look at their website to choose the service you like best.

The Feathered Serpent

In addition to the Feathered Serpent, the god Quetzalcoatl was one of the most admired gods in Mesoamerican culture, and was even considered the most powerful of all. Its name is a mixture of the definitions of bird and snake after translating it from the Nahuatl language.

The deity excelled in various disciplines, but above all in agriculture and shared his knowledge with the ancient civilizations. Legends say that he also had a brother with a much more aggressive and destructive character, the opposite of what he was.

With the arrival of the Spaniards, many Mexica believed that Hernán Cortés was the reincarnation of the god because of the descriptions of him and the coincidence in dates of the arrival of the Kukulcán.

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