The Temple Pyramid of Kukulkan … Song of the Quetzal


Jorge Reyes

Quetzalcoatl / Kukulkan

So this guy called Quetzalcoatl walks out of the jungle one day
and becomes a God. 

To both the Aztecs and the Mayans.

He must have been a hell of guy.
Throughout Central America there’s temples and pyramids
dedicated to him all over the place.

So we have this beautiful bird called the quetzal
meaning “precious” or “sacred” in several Mesoamerican languages
that was associated with 
Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent
–  a connection between Earth and sky.

Beautiful eh!

Soooo … now we discover one of the (among several) wonders of the Pyramid of Kukulkan / Quetzalcoatl
an amazing thing that the Mayans created from sound / echo
that was built into the Pyramid of Kukulkan.

First listen to this recording of the Quetzal bird singing.

Now … watch and listen to this:

                                              

When you stand in front of the Pyramid of Kukulkan and clap your hands
you hear the song of the Quetzal bird.

Audio scientists don’t know how they did this. 

Here is my own video of this experience:

It seems that many ancient civilizations knew some things about the power of SOUND that we don’t.
And this isn’t the only place at Chichen Itza where they engineered sound into their architecture. 

We’ll look at a couple more next …

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5 thoughts on “The Temple Pyramid of Kukulkan … Song of the Quetzal”

  1. I really enjoy your posts on Chichen Itza, one of my favorite places to visit and to read up on. It is fun to look at it through your eyes.

    1. Thanks Don. It is an incredible place. Not so long ago a thriving civilization. Interesting how they could be highly cultured and artistic on one side and completely brutal on the other.
      But maybe they’ll say the same thing about us?

    1. Amazing opposing colours. Brilliant reds and greens. Almost phlorescent. The feathers were highly prized, but it was penalty of death to kill one.

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