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Just to the west of the Temple of the Large Panels and north of the Castle, the Platform of Venus demonstrates a similarity to the nearby Platform of the Eagles and Jaguars. It is both larger in size and features different iconography. Its panels show reliefs of a bundle joined to a half flower as a symbol of Venus. The braided mat related to power and the throne also appears. In the panels we recognize the effigy of Kukulkan, presented as a man emerging from the jaws of a plumed serpent with eagle's claws.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 505] (1561)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-02-13
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-03 4:29
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