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Pyramid of Kukulcan
The pyramid functioned as an enormous calendar and was designed so that, on the equinoxes,
the play of sunlight and shadow would create the illusion of a snake descending to earth.
Each of the four sides has 91 steps ascending it, 364 steps total
, with the temple topping the pyramid considered an addition step totalling 365, each step representing a day in the calendar.
the feathered serpent god
Additionally, the pyramid’s nine stages, bisected by a staircase on each side, represent the eighteen months of the Maya Calendar year.