C is for…



A pre-Columbian sculpture always shown in this reclining position with its head turned, having a bowl on its abdomen. The figures were first noted in the 9th century AD in the valley of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula. The bowls, or discs, were thought to be for sacrifices left for the gods, and other thoughts are that they were to place sacrifices of the heart of the victim sacrificed.

Here are a couple more of the Chacmool that I saw in Playa del Carmen, Mexico while I was there recently



I’ve not been consistent with this new round of the alphabet, and so it goes. My thanks as always to Frizztext for his leadership in this challenge.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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20 Responses to C is for…

  1. Patti Kuche says:

    Pre-dating the recliner rocker!


  2. Expat Alien says:

    Lucky you. Such a beautiful place! Wish I was there now!


  3. frizztext says:

    hi Angeline,
    never heard from Chacmool sculptures before, thank you!


  4. Learn something new every day 🙂


  5. dadirri7 says:

    so interesting … do they know any more about it?


    • Angeline M says:

      There is a lot more detailed information on Wikipedia and other sites, but what I’ve given here is the pared down version. I found all of this history in the Yucatan Peninsula to be fascinating.


  6. … or lying back on the daybed, a bowl of popcorn on his tummy, watching the kids play? They’re fantastic things … 🙂


  7. Amy says:

    That is a beautiful sculpture! I like how it’s posted, and was noted in 9th century!


  8. ShimonZ says:

    fascinating sculpture


  9. I want to go to the beach, dadblameit! Covered in snow here.


    • Angeline M says:

      I want to go back there too! But I cannot complain, here where I live it will be 69 degrees F, today and for most of the next couple of weeks. Not a good thing! It should be cold and raining, but it’s not.
      Stay warm!!


  10. Ruth says:

    I learned a new C word today. Nice post for Frizz’s challenge.


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