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

To the right of the main face is an inclusion.  The face in the inclusion looks to me to be a man, partly contorted, twisting and turning, into a form more feline.  Other researchers have previously commented on the feline look of this inclusion.  This webpage takes a closer look at that feature, and the forms immediately to its right.



The Olmec (as well as the Mayans and Aztecs) portrayed the were-jaguar with a down-turned mouth, very similar to the way the man is depicted in the crown face inclusion under review:


What I see just to the right of this inclusion, looks somewhat like a distorted jaguar.



Notice how this distorted looking jaguar face mirrors, and partially reflects the details of the contorted man with the down-turned mouth? 

Look to the extreme right side of the jaguar face.  A vaguely defined human face appears to jut-out of the jaguar face.  (This additional human face was recently discovered by Greg Orme).  Here is my color projection of that vague human face:


The chubby cheek, the nose, the mouth, and one eye are clearly seen. 

What is interesting about this, is that we have a vaguely defined, though dimensional, human face, projecting out of the distorted jaguar face.

Notice how it merges with the jaguar image projected in my colorization:

The lines are subtle, but they are there.  The human face projecting out of the jaguar explains the distorted look we are getting when we try to see only the jaguar.  The texture of the jaguar is predominantly on the upper left, and it phases out as it merges into the subtle manlike image to our right.

Curiously, bifurcated sculptures and two-faced masks were popular in Mayan art.  Below, the Mayan sculptor is portraying a mostly man image on one half of the sculpture, and a mostly jaguar image on the other half. (I have flipped this image horizontally to match more closely with the image in the crown face feature which we are examining):

For more on the topic of bifurcated Mayan sculpture and symbolism, see this George Haas article

I realize most researchers will have their doubts about this image, and of my interpretation of it.  However, there is further proof right in the image that this is all intentional.  We have a curved jaguar nose that relates back to the curved nose of the main crown face image we looked at earlier.  Again, they are not defects.  They are matching noses to show that this is the same entity who has transformed from a man to a jaguar.  The sculptor has again taken advantage of the odd curvature of the nose in this portrayal.

The curved jaguar nose, serves yet another purpose.  Look carefully.  The use of the exaggerated curvature on the jaguar nose, is the very feature that creates the semblance of a chubby cheek on the man image that is protruding from the right side of the jaguar face.

The odd curvature therefore serves two artistic purposes in the sculptor's portrayal of this entity.  This is further proof that intelligent, well-thought-out design is in play.


With respect to "were-jaguars," the following excerpts are from wikipedia:  "One of the most prominent, distinctive, and enigmatic Olmec [early meso-american people, pre-dating the Mayans], designs to appear in the archaeological record has been the "were-jaguar."  The were-jaguar figure is characterized by a distinctive down-turned mouth, almond-shaped eyes, and fleshy lips. These feline anthropomorphic figures may range from a human figure with slight jaguar characteristics to depictions of shamanistic transformations..., to figures that are nearly completely feline."


Jaguars in Mesoamerica - were-jaguars - wikipedia

George Haas take on the Crowned face and were-jaguars

Greg Orme's Martian Anomalies


Special thanks and credit to Greg Orme and George Haas for their work on the crown face feature.  I will be interested in getting their feedback on this webpage.
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

Be sure to see my main page discussion of the central characters of the Crown Face at this link. And see my discussion of the bird images located on the left side of the Crown Face at this link

The Crown Face images Two birds have been found next to the famous Crown Face 
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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