Jaguar Paddler God


Savanna Redman

Jaguar Paddler God
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Jaguar Paddler God
Jaguar Paddler God
Serti Technique on Silk

One of three Mayan Gods - known as the Palenque Triad.
The first stories of the Triad begin around 3000-4000 bc. and are found through the late classic period. This one - with the Jaguar headdress leads the canoe - the Maze Paddler God usually steers from the stern.
Symbols on the paddle, canoe and tattooed on his arms, show the hieroglyphs for heaven or supreme other world.

When I first moved to Belize, I simply wanted to include few beautiful pictographs in my paintings, and know their meanings.

That led me to Herman Smith, an Archaeologist living and working in the country. Herman loaned me reference books and soon I was totally hooked on the artwork and hieroglyphs of the Maya people. It was the beginning of a life long hobby and like many things, the more I learn, the more I realize that there is so much more to learn.

I’ve painted the Jaguar Paddler God with my favorite glyphs in my own style. The glyphs are; fresh new earth, sun, earth, jaguar, sunrise...

The original painting was created using the Serti Technique on Silk. 24" x 30"

*The Imagekind watermark is not on the print. To view my artwork without it - visit This artwork is also available as custom murals on kiln fired ceramic tile. Visit for more information on paintings on tile.
As Shown: $139.41
Paper: Somerset Velvet Fine Art
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Frame: Ansley Mahogany
Size: 33.0" x 39.6"
Paper: Somerset Velvet Fine Art
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