Zapotec Funeral Urn
Urns were usually buried in a special areas of Zapotec tombs. All presented in the positing of the Aztlan listserve, were found as grave urns; sometimes in specially niches prepared for this purpose or with members and associates discovered in Monte Albán, inHere the dog, that at times also accompanies a dead person to the grave appears to be part skeletal; a normal aspect of death. The corn god, implied by the maize ears had another purpose however, they were indicative of a continuing life. But ot from a second life of the deceased. Instead, it may have been that the Maize god actually saved his relatives from starvation with the help of Xolotl, the part of the comet called Quetzalcoatl, who was thought to be the sun, even though in one hand he carried a fan of feathers (implying fire) and in the other.
Mexico. Urns are decorated with images of various deities: the god of maize, the god of rain Cocijo or the deity Xipe Totec. The urn above came from the collection of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. It clearly shows tlacuache (Didelphis marsupialis), which often appears in the mythology of Mesoamerica and was associated with procreation, fire and corn. (Aztlan Listserveas an e-mail from Poland.) Oaxaca,
Since a scythe is a specific Eurasian tool for cutting down the crops, and the Mesoamericans were more accustomed to the machete tool, The Codex Rios, showing the image of Quetzalcoatl with a scythe in his hand, may have been a post-conquest example of the tools brought over by the monks as their gardening tools. It would have been the only way that the native scribes could date the codex without drawing attention to the fact that the codex was a fraudulent edition.
However, the scribes also left another message about the turmoil in the sky. Even though there was no mention of Xolotl in the Vaticanus 3738, Lamina 6, Xolotl was said to have fallen fromthe sky in order that the Sun, as Quetzalcoatl, would live to shine another day.
|Quetzalcoatl over the Cave of the Mother-Fa ther Ancestor/Survivors.|
Elsie McDougall's report to J. Eric Thompson of an old Kekchi woman who attributed skulls in a cave near Coban to people living before the creation of the sun. When the sun appeared they stayed in caves, “By day they made pots; at night they came to the surface” was for the light too bright for them and they could not see. 
Other cave experiences around the world tells us of the rationing that was necessary to survive the long year or years after the appearance of the great blazing sun. The Koran was one that claimed to have spent 300 years in the caves, but if that was the case they all would have died. Another religious text tells us the exact measures that were used to feed the cave dwellers. but that is story for another time..