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Pisté in Municipality of Tinum, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Platform of Venus and Round Platform

 
 
Platform of Venus and Round Platform Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
1. Platform of Venus and Round Platform Marker
Inscription.
Plataforma de Venus y Plataforma Redonda
La Plataforma de Venus es muy similar a la del mismo nombre en la Plaza de El Castillo. En sus relieves se encuentra, al centro de los paneles, un Hombre Pájaro-Serpiente, que se considera una representación de Quetzalcóatl-Kululcán como Estrella de la Mañana. Hacia las escalinatas se aprecia la estela, que simboliza poder; en las esquinas observamos lo que se ha interpretado como el Atado de los Años junto al planeta Venus. La plataforma estaba pintada en rojo, verde, amarillo, azul y negro. En la escalinata Este se encontró una ofrenda consistente en el cráneo de un decapitado. La Plataforma Redonda, uno de los pocos ejemplos de su forma en Chichén Itzá, contenía una caja de ofrendas y un pequeño pavimento de lajas. La función de estos edificios probablemente era la de servir de estrados para ceremonias, ritos o danzas.

Maya-Yucateco:
Ka’anal But’bil Lu’umil noj Eek’ Yéetel Wóolis Ka’anal But’bil Lu’um
Le ka’anal but’bil lu’umil noj ee’o wa La Plataforma de Venus jach chiika’an ti’ le bey xan u k’aaba’ yaan tu k’iiwikil Le nukuch najo’ wa El Castillo. Tu t’óoja’an tuunicho’obe’ yaan, tu chúumukil le kóots pak’ jats’utskiina’ano’, juntúul máak ch’iich’-kaan, lela’ ku tukla’al jump’éel u chiikulil Quetzalcóatl – Kukulcán je’ex u eek’il ja’atskabe’.
Platform of Venus and Round Platform Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
2. Platform of Venus and Round Platform Marker
Ti’ le eebilo’obo’ ku yila’al le jit’bil xa’an ku ye’esik lepáajtalilo; tu ti’itsilo’obe’ k’ilik le ba’ax ts’u ya’ala’al le K’aaxil ja’abo’obo’ tu tséel le noj eek’o’. Le ka'anal but’bil lu’umo’ bona’an ka’ach yéetel chak, ya’ax, k’aank’an, ch’oj yéetel boox. Tu lak’inil eebe’ kakta’ab jump’éel k’uubil u tseek’ili juntúul máa k jtse’el u pool. Le wóolis ka’anal but’bil lu’umo’, jump’éel ti’ u ye’esajil u chiikul ti’ Chi’ ch’e’en itsa’, yaan ka’ach ti’ jump’éel ba’asil k’uubo’ob yéetel jump’éel chan bejil jaay tuunicho’ob.

English:
Platform of Venus and Round Platform
The Platform of Venus is very similar to the one of the same name in the Plaza of the Castle. In the center of one of its panels there is a relief of Serpent Bird Man, which is considered to be the representation of Quetzalcóatl-Kukulcán as the “Morning Star”. Towards the stairway, one can observe the matting, which symbolizes power, and in the corners can be seen what has been interpreted as the “Knotting of the Years” alongside the planet Venus. The platform was originally painted in red, green, ocre, blue and black. An offering, consisting of a skull of a decapitated man, was found in the eastern stairway. The Round Platform, one of the few buildings so shaped in Chichén Itzá, held a container with offerings and a small, stone-paved area. The function of these
A relief of Quetzalcóatl-Kukulcán on the Platform of Venus image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
3. A relief of Quetzalcóatl-Kukulcán on the Platform of Venus
"In the center of one of its panels there is a relief of Serpent Bird Man, which is considered to be the representation of Quetzalcóatl-Kukulcán as the “Morning Star”."

Note the figure's serpent tongue and birdlike talons.
buildings was probably as podiums for ceremonies, rites or dances.
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 20° 40.878′ N, 88° 34.222′ W. Marker is in Pisté, Yucatán, in Municipality of Tinum. Marker can be reached from Carretera Costera de Golfo (Route 180). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pisté, Yucatán 97751, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ossuary or Tomb of the Great Priest (within shouting distance of this marker); Platform of the Tombs (within shouting distance of this marker); House of the Grinding Stones & House of the “Mestizas” (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sacbeob 5 & 15 (about 150 meters away); Temple of Xtoloc (about 180 meters away); The Observatory (about 210 meters away); The Castle or Temple of Kukulcán (about 210 meters away); The Great Ball Court (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pisté.
 
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The Round Platform image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
4. The Round Platform
The Round Platform mentioned in the marker text is just west of the Platform of Venus. In the background is the "Ossuary" Temple, further to the west.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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