The Ancient Sun God: Kinich Ahau Kin

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The ancient Sun God (God G) referred as Ahau Kin or more commonly known as Kinich Ahau is a sixteenth century Maya God. The Sun God is associated with having several recognizable and variant traits which can be linked back to iconography found in the beginnings of the Classic era. The most apparent feature when depicted in Mesoamerican art is the “kin” or sun sign in the name glyph inscription, which can be found in the cheek, brow or other parts of the body. In the Classic period, he is illustrated with having a “Roman nose”, a slightly bent nose resembling a curved eagle beak, a large square eye, and often depicted in a frontal view as cross-eyed. Other significant characteristics of the Classic Mayan sun deity is the filed incisors that
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