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Flower of Life | Chichen Itza and the
Flower of Life
Chichen Itza and the Flower of
The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá
(before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, the most
famous Mayan temple city, served as the political and
economic center of the Mayan civilization. Its various
structures - the pyramid of Kukulkan, the Temple of Chac
Mool, the Hall of the Thousand Pillars, and the Playing
Field of the Prisoners – can still be seen today and are
demonstrative of an extraordinary commitment to
architectural space and composition. The pyramid itself was
the last, and arguably the greatest, of all Mayan temples.
The Flower of Life is a
geometrical figure composed of multiple evenly-spaced,
overlapping circles, that are arranged so that they form a
flower-like pattern with a sixfold symmetry like a hexagon.
The center of each circle is on the circumference of six
surrounding circles of the same diameter.
The Flower of Life symbol is over six thousand years old.
Throughout human history, philosophers, artists, and
architects around the world have known this symbol for its
perfect form, proportion, and harmony.