Copan Mayan Ruins
This statue shows a figure (with a Snake emerging from his Mouth) kneeling
at the top of the Reviewing Stand which is beneath Temple 11 and faces the West Court.
This Kneeling Figure may represent a Howler Monkey God. In his left hand, the presumptive
Howler Monkey God is holding, and perhaps shaking, a Rattle bearing the T-shaped "IK" Glyyph
meaning Wind. The Mayan Howler Monkey Gods were patrons of the Arts and thus this sculpture
of a presumptive Howler Monkey God shaking a Wind Rattle might represent his acting as a Musician.
Honduras © 1984 Peter W. Wendelken