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The Mayan myth of the morning star

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Channel: TED-Ed
Categories: English / Literature   |   Mythology   |   Society / Culture   |   Social Science  
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Discover the Mayan myth of Venus, the morning star plotting revenge on his brother, the sun, and his allies.


Chak Ek, the morning star, rose from the underworld to the surface of the eastern sea and on into the heavens. His brother Kin Ahaw, the sun, followed. Though Chak Ek had risen first, Kin Ahaw outshone him, and the resentful Chak Ek descended back to the underworld to plot against his brother and his allies. Gabrielle Vail details the Mayan myth of the morning star.

Lesson by Gabrielle Vail, directed by Basa.

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