Creator of the rain dance By Andres Camelo

This gallery will showcase the Mayan god of rain and thunder Chaac and his Aztec counterpart Tlaloc in forms of paintings, sculptures and all other types of mediums. This will show how Chaac and Tlaloc were depicted back in those times and how important he is to even people of todays world.

This Statuette is a representation of Tlaloc that someone from the Aztec time created. It is not known who the artist is but you can tell they had great respect for the god by how much detail is in the head part of the statuette and carefully making a pattern on his chest piece.
In this example we have part of a stone wall with the god Chaac outlined in great detail. The lines and shapes give it a real three dimensional look to Chaac also the lines on what seem like his body really help bring out the style of clothing the maya thought deities wore. The artist who created this is unknown.
Here we have a stone figurine of the Rain deity Chaac. The pattern of the head piece he is wearing really bring it out and makes it pop on the figurine. The proportion of how big the head gear is compared to his body goes to show how important this garment was important to the mayan people. The artist who created this piece is unknown.
This is thought to be the mask of the Rain god Tlaloc of the Aztecs. The weird pattern of the green and brownish color all throughout the mask really give it a nice variety and grabs the viewers attention. You can tell they thought godly beings were immortal because they is no slot for the nose since they thought that gods didn't need to breathe. The artist who created this is not known.
In this stone tablet what is depicted is Chaac to the left and some other mysterious character to the right. Some people have thought it to be his brother the sun god but it was never confirmed. the size of the object in the middle indicates that they are playing a sort of ball game but not just any ball game it must have been a religious type because of how big the ball is depicted shows how important the game is. The artist who created this piece is unknown.
Here is a stone statuette of the head of the Aztec rain god Tlaloc. Even though some of the colors are faded you can still see for the most part the balance between each of the colors which give is a stable feel to the statuette. also the size of the whole in the ear part tell you just how big the usual earrings that were worn back then were. The artist who created this piece is unknown.
Here we have a modern adaptation of the Aztec rain god Tlaloc. The head of the whole wall piece represents earlier depictions of the god but in this new work you can see the artist drew a whole background, environment and a body for the god. This new adaptation by Uzziel Alvarez Fuentes shows just how important the concept of water and fertility is, which is what the god represents to people other than being the god of rain and thunder.
In this work we have a brazier version of the rain god Tlaloc of the Aztecs. You can tell this is the rain god by the pattern on his head dress and the predominant use of the aqua blue color which is related to water. Also the use of the pattern around the chest also gives a hint that this is referencing the rain deity. The artist who created this work is unknown.
Here we have a stone figurine representing the Mayan god of rain and thunder Chaac. You can tell this is him by the head dress he is wearing is specific to only Chaac plus the design on his face is similar to all other depictions of the rain god. The emphasis on the aqua blue color also help depict that this is the rain deity because that was the color most associated with water. The creator of this work is unknown.
Here we have a wall painting dedicated to the Aztec rain god Tlaloc. You can tell he is the center piece of the work because his is above everything else with his arms out and connected to everything ranging from people to cities. What this is meant to signify is that water is everything and that we are forever great full to it especially the god of it. This piece was created by Austin Cortes Salas.
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