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BIRDS OF CROWN FACE
 
 

Greg Orme discovered a face in the Libya Montes region of Mars which is called the "crown face," "crowned face," or "king face." 

This webpage is a review of two bird-like images which I found to the left of that famous face.

Darker:

And here they are again, looking at some of the more subtle lines nearby:

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The lower bird has an alternative interpretation, with a man's head and a bird's body:

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Here is an example of a bird and man being portrayed as a single entity in mesoamerican art:

Here is a similar example found on Egyptian papyrus:


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The Hero Twins of Mayan lore were avid bird hunters.  In one of their stories, one of the characters is a bird-god entity called "Seven Macaw." (A macaw is a variety of parrot).  They have two encounters with Seven Macaw.  In the first encounter, one of the twins blows a dart into the bird's beak, severely injuring it.  In the second encounter, they poison Seven Macaw.

Below is a picture of a Mayan poison bottle. Note, that the poison bottle is an effigy of a man's head:

Here are the two bird images again, side by side, and in context with the crown face:

Jiri Mruzek, at this link discovered a profile image of the crown face, overlapping the main crown face:

If we combine the profile picture of the crown face, with the simplest portrayal of the birds, we get this image;  an avid bird hunter:

Are you wondering where you have seen this before?  This image should be a very familiar scene for anyone who has studied the Wil Faust images of "parrotopia."  Below is my version:

It looks like George Haas was correct.  See his comments on Wil Faust's Parrotopia.

This is a comparison of the two images:

Here is the video of this feature I put on youtube: 
 

 

See also:

The Crown Face images Birds found beside the Crown Face image A jaguar image appears beside the main crown face images to the right 
Other Classics: Parrot City
Visit Wil Faust's amazing Parrot City on Mars
 
 
 
Special thanks and credit to Greg Orme, George Haas, and Jiri Mruzek for their work on the crown face feature. 
 
George Haas has a book available here.
 
Also, special thanks and credit for the original images taken by the Mars Global Surveyor - Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) to: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
 
 
 
Raw Images Courtesy of NASA and ESA.  Special thanks to EVERYONE who has contributed in the search for Mars anomalies.  Also thanks to Google, Picasa, ImageShack, and Photobucket. 
 
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