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Glyph G12

(see note)   --  Schele, 1988

(verbal phrase)   --  Robertson, 1985

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Drawing: Merle Greene Robertson
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"At Copan on Altar G1, this serpent head refers to the vision serpent. I suspect that it is here because the particular [rite] in which Kan-Xul participated involved bloodletting" (Schele, 1988).