National Geographic : 1936 Nov
YUCATAN, HOME OF THE GIFTED MAYA 619 THE THREE R'S REACH COUNTRY VILLAGES Schools in Yucatin are of three kinds: some Federal; others State, and a few private. at Piste, two miles from the ruins of Chichen Itza, is a Federal school. This one A JAGUAR FIGURE ADORNS A LIMESTONE OUTCROP NEAR THE HACIENDA AT CHICHEN ITZA Representations of this animal were important in Maya symbolism. Capes, breechclouts, and headdresses made of jaguar skins are frequently portrayed in reliefs and wall paintings, as also double- or single-headed jaguar thrones.