Mayan Ocarina Depicting the Death God Ah

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 December 2018
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Ah Puch, the Mayan god of death, is often represented as having an owl's head since owls were considered symbols of death to the ancient Maya. This figurine dates to c. 600-800 CE, which coincides with the Classic Period in Mayan history. (The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida.)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, December 12). Mayan Ocarina Depicting the Death God Ah. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9710/mayan-ocarina-depicting-the-death-god-ah/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Mayan Ocarina Depicting the Death God Ah." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 12, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9710/mayan-ocarina-depicting-the-death-god-ah/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Mayan Ocarina Depicting the Death God Ah." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Dec 2018. Web. 18 Oct 2021.