“EK BALAM, THE CITY OF THE PROPHETS FROM THE STARS”
“It was considered the Sacred City. Here the New Fire was lit to heal their Bodies and their Spirit. It was the place where the tests of the Healing and Purifying Priesthood was applied in order to enter into the Heart of Heaven.”
Don Bartolome Poot.
Maya Elder from Espita, Yucatán.
Ek Balam is truly one of the most beautiful and intriguing of the Maya Ceremonial Centers in the Yucatan. In Maya, “Ek” can mean star and “Balam” jaguar or prophet. So, this site is truly about Messengers from the Stars. In this two-hour virtual tour of Ek Balam we will enter the site through an ancient Mayan Arch, walk through the Ball Court, then climb the temple to see and connect with the most amazing statues of winged beings not seen anywhere else in the Maya world. There are seven statues, seven prophets, each with a specific teaching for you. It is said they hold the mysteries of the Hidden Knowledge in the Universe.