¡No te pierdas XIK'NAL este 27 de noviembre!
Regresamos al Teatro López Tarso con XIK'NAL, una pieza de danza contemporánea con secciones de EL LAGO DE LOS CISNES.
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Mexican painter Antonio Calcaneo
Says about the Quetzal: - The Quetzal is more valuable than Gold.
The elusive quetzal, also known as the ku'k, deserved homage. The bird inhabits the cloud forests of Central America, and its feathers, along with jade, were among the most precious commodities in Mesoamerica. To the Maya and Aztecs, the quetzal's emerald green iridescent tail feathers were more valuable than gold.
Quetzalcoatl's association with the Mayan god Kukulkan has recently been highlit by the claim that the pyramid at Chichen Izta, Mexico, was constructed in such a manner that sharp sounds made inside it produce an echo of a handclap that mimics the call of the Resplendent Quetzal. The echo is produced by the faces of steps in limestone staircases, and is suggested to represent the spirit of the Maya (Lubman 1999). This idea has been greeted with scepticism in some quarters, but echoes were often associated with spirits, and the central importance of the quetzal in Mayan beliefs make it entirely plausible that the pyramid-builders deliberately included such a device as a further means of totemising the species.- BirdLife International (2008) The Resplendent Quetzal in Aztec and Mayan culture. From http://www.birdlife.org
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The quetzal is the currency of Guatemala, named after the national bird of Guatemala, the quetzal. 1Q is equal to $.14 in US Currency. The Q100 bill would be equal to roughly $14. In ancient #Mayan culture, the quetzal bird's tail feathers were used as #currency . #quetzal#guatemala#genevaonthego