|Trophy: Secrets of the Kuna|
Some ethnologists believe that the Kuna are descendants of an ancient and powerful race of people who ruled the region for centuries before vanishing overnight.
Components of the MysteryEdit
Ancient bridges like this mark the trail used hundreds of years ago by the Kuna's ancestors for trade with what is now Colombia and Mexico.
The Kuna Death Mask is found as a Treasure in "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet". Immediately after taking a photo of the rope bridge, drop off the edge over the river. There will be a series of handholds leading off to the left. Follow these to the end, where you will find the treasure glinting.
The sixteenth-century Kuna's mythology evolved from their ancestors' much earlier pantheon of gods. Imtaysoyunna, protector of trade routes, is closely related to the ancient god Natucohuatli, god of commerce.
Imtaysoyunna is a carcoal rubbing and puzzle found in "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet". Completing this puzzle is story-related, and to do so you must take a Charcoal Rubbing from each of the pillars by the rope bridge, before assembling the rubbings to make an image.
A pictoglyph wall depictig Olocupinele creating the sacred mountain of Takarkuna.
Olocupinele Pictoglyphs is a photo found in "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet".
A nuchus, or figurine, of Yomosakotet. Similar to the ancient goddess Tecatohuatli, this Kuna god was the patron of artists and singers.
Yomosakotet is found as a Treasure in "No Prison Tats".
A sixteenth-century version of Mahuaquiotex, the ancient god of war, Takwichunna was the Kuna's god of weapons and bloodshed.
Takwichunna is a photo found in "No Prison Tats".
Related to the ancient god Cuozicaltl, the sixteenth-century Kuna made offerings to Tayikwa when someone died.
Tayikwa is a Charcoal Rubbing found in "No Prison Tats".
A pictoglyph wall depicting Ibeogun bestowing on the Kuna the gifts of speech, picture-writing and the knowledge of wood-carving.
Ibeogun Pictoglyps is a photo taken in "No Prison Tats".
2000 year-old Jade axes like this one, found throughout the Caribbean, can be traced to the ancient Jade mines of Central America, offering the Kuna a vast network of travel and trade.
The Kuna Axe is found as a Treasure in "My Grandfather's Sanctuary".
A nuchus, or figurine, represents the Kuna idea of purba, a spiritual continuum that joins all living things whether plant, animal or human.
The Animal Nuchus is found as a Treasure in Chapter 13: "My Granfather's Sanctuary".
Handed down through generations, serpent goblets like this were used by Kuna neles, of shamen, when attempting to converse with ancestor spirits.
The Goblet of Teochicatol is found as a Treasure in "My Grandfather's Sanctuary".