Quirigua Zoomorph B Photo in Guatemala
K'ak' Tiwil emerging from a combination Crocodile/Mountain Being
Both Zoomorph B shown in this Photo and Zoomorph P are representations of the Cosmic Monster
made up of the Crocodile Monster and Mountain Monster.
Note K'ak' Tiwil's neat beard and hands. His name, a classic example of pre-Columbian understatement, means
"Fire-burning Sky Lightning God" (Martin and Grube, 2000). He ascended to the throne of Quirigua in 724 and
ruled for 60 years until his death on July 27, 785.
© 1984 Peter W. Wendelken