Here is the actual calendar stone which is Aztec in this case. This is the sunstone, and the Aztec drew their inspiration from the original Maya calendar. The Aztec empire thrived for 176 years and had a broad compass of dominance. Why does the Aztec and Maya Calendars work the same way? Good question. The Aztecs based their calendar on the Maya calendar. They are … Continue reading The Calendar Stone
Hi there Tomb Raider fans! For today’s topic, I shall dive into the Maya mythos again with a few gods from their pantheon. You will recognize several from the DLCs The Grand Caiman and the Pillar. This article will tie in “The Path of Huracan” as well by identifying Huracan in the Popol Vuh. Huracan is aka Heart of Sky and he is also one … Continue reading Explore what the Popol Vuh says about Zipacna, his family & Herucan!
As you play through the Paititi area of SOTTR you will notice this stela. As you can see the one pictured in the game bares a strong resemblance to Stela “A” or 18 Rabbit. There are other stela of 18Rabbit, but this one is the closest to the one in the game. Though the name is unusual, it is the name of a famous … Continue reading The Artful Influences of SOTTR Pt. 2: The Stela
Hi there Tomb Raider fans. I will bounce in the future between Maya and Inca as well as other South American and Mesoamerican cultures on my article updates because of the cultural influences and locations of the game. That aside let’s explore some artefacts from Shadow of the Tomb Raider. One being Peruvian and the other being Mesoamerican. If you have played the recent release … Continue reading The Artifacts of SOTTR: Patolli and Llama Canopa
As we watched the newest full game trailer unfold for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, we are treated to many lavish shots of various jungle settings. We see a nacom a Maya official who performs the cutting out of the heart. He is clad in traditional garb and painted accordingly to perform a ritualistic heart removal sacrifice, where the boy is held over a convex stone by attendants to push … Continue reading SOTTR Maya King Yaxun B’alam IV
UPDATE: Updated at: 4/13/2018 12:15pm Because of the latest update from the Tomb Raider site with the audio clip about what Trinity is pursuing, I decided to update this article. I think from what I heard on the clip, that Trinity is after something connected to the Maya creation god or more. tsamnaaj / Itzamna The Supreme Creator aka (God D) of the Maya belief system. … Continue reading The Maya Their Culture Inspired from My Travels and Shadow of the Tomb Raider!