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Sun gods in the mouths of the birds represent the word K'inich, thus completing the name of K'inich Yax K'uk' Mo'. Clearly the Margarita temple was intended as a shrine to the Copán founder. This lends probability to the hypothesis that his body is buried in its depths.

Sun god in the mouth of a quetzal bird (distinguishable by its crest of feathers). Photo: Joel Skidmore.