The Chac Mool at the entrance of the Temple of the Warriors appears to be looking west, towards the Castillo. The latter structure has come to be the image of Chichen Itza. It may have very well held solar associations, given the fact that it is oriented so as to accurately mark the occurrence of the equinoxes. Additionally, the total number of steps of its four, cardinal point-oriented stairways is 365: the number of days in a tropical year.