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The Maya myth of the morning star


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Chak Ek’, the morning star, rose from the underworld to the surface of the eastern sea and on into the heavens. His brother K’in Ahaw, the sun, followed. Though Chak Ek’ had risen first, K’in Ahaw outshone him, and the resentful Chak Ek’ descended back to the underworld to plot against his brother and his allies. Gabrielle Vail details the Maya myth of the morning star.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Gabrielle Vail
  • Director BASA
  • Narrator Nishat Ruiter
  • Creative Director Diego Huacuja
  • Art Director Diego Huacuja
  • Storyboard Artist Enrique Sañudo, Cris Lugo
  • Illustrator Enrique Sañudo
  • Designer Enrique Sañudo
  • Lead Animator Cris Lugo
  • BASA Line Producer Melissa López Ley
  • Sound Designer Igor Figueroa, Mono
  • Production Company Little Ugly
  • Collaborator Jonathan Tharin
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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