Lady Xoc and the Vision Serpent
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This scene appears on lintel 25 of Structure 23 at Yaxchilan and depicts Lady Xoc letting blood and calling forth the Vision Serpent. This most sacred ritual was performed for the ascension of her husband Shield Jaguar to the throne in 681 ad. Coming forth from the serpents mouth is an ancestor, Yat Balam, founder of the powerful Jaguar lineage, summoned to witness the ascension. The beautiful Structure 23 was built by Shield Jaguar in 723 ad for Lady Xoc, his principal wife.

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Lady Xoc and the Vision Serpent

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