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Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
 

Temple 5 at Iximche

K'oxtun Wo'o Iximche’

 

—Templo 5 de Iximche —

 
Temple 5 at Iximche Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
1. Temple 5 at Iximche Marker
Inscription.
The marker is trilingual: Kaqchikel, Spanish and English

Kaqchikel:
Junam rik'in ri K'oxtun 3, rik'in jub'a' re jun k'oxtun re' xk'atzin richin xemayoxin rik'in ri ajaw Tojil.

Español
Al igual que el Templo 3, este templo pudo estar dedicado a la deidad conocida como Tojil.

English:
Like temple 3, this temple was possibly dedicated to the god Tojil.
 
Erected by Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) de Guatemala.
 
Location. 14° 44.068′ N, 90° 59.691′ W. Marker is in Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango. Touch for map. The marker is directly just to the right of Temple 5 in Plaza C of the Archaeological Park of Iximche. The park is south of the city of Tecpán Guatemala on a road known locally as the "Road to Iximche".
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Xajil Palace (a few steps from this marker); Sotz'il Palace (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Plaza A of Iximche (about 210 meters away); Mayan Civilization in the Post Classic Period (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Mesoamerica and the Mayan Civilization
Temple 5 in Plaza C at Iximche Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2016
2. Temple 5 in Plaza C at Iximche Marker
The marker is to the far right of the temple in this view. Even further to the right is the Xajil Palace marker.
(approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Entrance to the City's Center (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Stela Commemorating the End of the Oxlajpiq/Oxlajb’ak’tun (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Rafael Álvarez Ovalle (approx. 11.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tecpán Guatemala.
 
Regarding Temple 5 at Iximche. Tojil is a Mayan deity associated with rain, storms, fire and lightning. An alternate name, hunracan, is one possible origin for the word hurricane.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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