“. . . two peepers are enough to make one look away and avoid all direct eye contact, but 500 plus is powerful enough to inflict paranoia complexes and incite panic. It’s reasonable to assume that this too is how the Maya felt about the beastly gods they feared and channeled for survival. A story, a legend, a painted narrative scrawled on a temple of Chaak’s power and abilities and the hellish source from which he was conceived is proof enough, but in Kabah, the reminders to the people could hardly be more forceful. For all residents and pilgrims of the Sacbe, or “White Road,” to Uxmal, old or new, Chaak’s wrath was and still is unavoidable.”

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