Illustration for BOK Depicting Variants of Mountain or Tun Monster
Schele, Linda, and David A. Freidel. 1990. A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 45-46;
Freidel, David A., Linda Schele, and Joy Parker. 1993. Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman's Path. New York: W. Morrow: 200, Fig. 4:17(a)
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Various representations of the witz or "mountain." Top figure = base from Bonampak Stela 1 shows Maize God emerging from cleft in mountain. Second row, left=personified mountain from Metropolitan Pot; right=full-figure witz from Stela D, Copan. Bottom row, left=personified eccentric flint from Tablet of the Slaves, Palenque; right=stone ax head from Dumbarton Oaks Panel.