So there you have it folks. Death verbs. "He was buried." Enigmatic dates. Mysterious serpents. Next time you're at Chipotle, forget the secret menu...
The Chipotle restaurant chain uses Mayan art as decoration, but not always accurately. Infocult notes the following Gothic aspects.
First, a terrifying mix of insects, booze, and body horror:
[one glyph] looks like Acan, the god of alcohol, who is associated with swarms of bees, since bees are attracted to xtabentún (an alcohol made from fermented honey and tree bark). And by "associated with bees" I mean "he literally vomits swarms of bees." I'm pretty sure that bit is before he ritually decapitates himself. ("Chipotle: so good, you'll vomit bees and decapitate yourself!")
Second, shrunken head art. Yes:
Perhaps my favorite find was this:
... which looks a lot like God A, one of the Maya Death Gods...
Slate's caption reads ""Shrunken Head," according to Mayatek."
One more Taylor Jones observation belongs in Infocult's worldview:
This would not make Chipotle the first major American chain restaurant to decorate with death iconography from another cultu...
(thanks to Jason K.)