Chicana, Yucatan 1994
Structure 2, Chicanná, Campeche 1994
….certain Maya buildings were supposed to be [represent] caves. At the site of Chicanna, a structure has an elaborate façade depicting the earth monster. The façade is placed so that the creature’s mouth frames the doorway. The open maw of the earth monster is a well-recognized cave symbol so the message is clear: when passing this doorway, one is entering a cave….
James E. Brady