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Eight images of Quetzalcóatl, the Feathered Serpent, cover the tableros (vertical parts) of this temple. Next to them are Maya figures and a symbol of the “New Fire”, the 5th sun. Above them you can see other noble figures facing the stairway. Calendar glyphs inside the undulating serpents’ bodies indicate important dates. The meaning of these bas-reliefs, in particular the identity of the mysterious figures, has not been completely solved by specialists.