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The Maya myth of the morning star

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Speaker: Gabrielle Vail

Chak Ek', the morning star, rose from the underworld to the surface of the eastern sea and on into the heavens. His brother K'in Ahaw, the sun, followed. Though Chak Ek' had risen first, K'in Ahaw outshone him, and the resentful Chak Ek' descended back to the underworld to plot against his brother and his allies. Gabrielle Vail details the Maya myth of the morning star. [Directed by Basa, narrated by Nishat Ruiter, music by Igor Figueroa / Mono].