Chac-Mool is the name given to a type of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican stone statue. The Chac-Mool depicts a human figure in a position of reclining with the head up and turned to one side, holding a tray over the stomach. The meaning of the position or the statue itself remains unknown.
The ancient name for these type of sculptures is unknown. The name Chac-Mool is attributed to Augustus Le Plongeon, who excavated one of the statues at Chichen Itza in 1875. Le Plongeon named it Chaacmol, which he translated from the Maya as "thundering paw." Le Plongeon claimed the statue was a depiction of a former ruler of Chichen Itza. Le Plongeon's sponsor, Stephen Salisbury of Worcester, Massachusetts, published Le Plongeon's find, but revised the spelling to "Chac-Mool."
Alternative meanings 
Chacmool is the name of an annual conference held by the Archaeology Students' Association of the University of Calgary, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
- "Chac Mool" is a short story in Los días enmascarados by Carlos Fuentes.
- "Chac-Mool" is a character in "The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea" by Cherríe Moraga.
- "Chac Mool" is the 9th track on Rodrigo and Gabriela's 2009 album 11:11.
- Chac Mool is a cenote in the Playa del Carmen (22 km south of) district of Mexico.
See also 
- Salisbury (1877, p.80).
- Martin & Grube 2000, p.225.
- Martin, Simom; and Nikolai Grube (2000). Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya. London and New York: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05103-8. OCLC 47358325.
- Salisbury, Stephen Jr. (1877). "Dr. Le Plongeon in Yucatan". Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 69: pp.70–119.
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