Dos Pilas, Guatemala 1991
Stela Two, Dos Pilas, Guatemala 1991
Stela 2 at Dos Pilas
1,405,771 Days since the Maya's third creation, in 735AD, Divine Dos Pilas Ruler 3 Kawil is declaring his success in a recent Battle. Dressed in symbols of Mystic Power, his garments are tools for communicating with the supernaturals. He wears a deerskin headgear supported by celestial designs declaring his war event is sanctified by the Eveningstar Venus. Adorned with feathers, jade jewelry, a human scull and an Owl, this enlightened leader insures success for his domain. The Owl, a messenger for the Earth Lords of the Maya Underworld, tells these Gods the greatness of Ruler 3 Kawil's deeds and his gratitude to the ancestors for victory. In a battle with neighboring Seibal, Ruler 3 Kawil has defeated and captured their Divine Ruler. The captive, Jaguar Paw Jaguar is bound, tortured, and sacrificed for the well being of the Dos Pilas Clan and for harmony in the Maya world. These events also confirm Dos Pilas's domination over the region's resources and trade.