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origin date=|
 
origin date=|
 
origin location=[[Akator]], [[Brazil]]|
 
origin location=[[Akator]], [[Brazil]]|
culture= [[Mayas|Mayan]]|
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culture= [[Ugha]]|
discovery date= [[1957]]|
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discovery date= [[1546]]|
 
location=[[Akator]], [[Brazil]]|
 
location=[[Akator]], [[Brazil]]|
 
discoverer= [[Francisco de Orellana]]|
 
discoverer= [[Francisco de Orellana]]|
collector=[[Aliens|Alien beings]]|
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collector=[[Interdimensional beings]]|
 
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The '''Crystal Skull of Akator''' was the remains of one of the thirteen [[aliens|alien being]]s that ruled in the [[Temple of Akator]].
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The '''Crystal Skull of Akator''' was part of the remains of one of the thirteen [[interdimensional beings]] that ruled in the [[Temple of Akator]].
 
==History==
 
==History==
The skull was attempted to be returned to [[Akator]] by [[Francisco de Orellana]] but was buried with him in his [[Orellana's Tomb|tomb]] near [[Nazca]].
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In [[1546]], a group of conquistadors led by [[Francisco de Orellana]] stole the Skull along with other valuables from [[Akator]]. On the journey back to their ship, however, the Skull psychically persuaded Orellana to return it to Akator, and the resulting argument with his countrymen led to their murder at Orellana's hand. Shortly thereafter, Orellana himself died, and Skull was buried with him in his [[Orellana's Tomb|tomb]] near [[Nazca]].
   
It was the obsession of [[Harold Oxley]], who heavily researched the connection of the Skull to a Peruvian legend about a City of Gold.
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The Skull was the obsession of [[Harold Oxley]], who intensely researched its connection to the Peruvian legend of the City of Gold.
   
[[Indiana Jones]], [[Marion Ravenwood]] and [[Mutt Williams]] were trying to keep it from the hands of the Soviets.
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In [[1957]], [[Indiana Jones]], [[Marion Ravenwood]] and [[Mutt Williams]] tried to keep the Skull from the hands of the Soviets.
   
==Powers and physical makeup==
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==Powers and physical makeup==
The Skull was incredibly magnetic, even attracting metals that weren't magnetic by nature, like gold. The Skull also had psychic properties, being able to communicate on a primitive level with other creatures by staring into the eyes for prolonged periods. These powers also affected non-humans such as [[siafu]], where Oxley used the skull to divert and deflect their attack on himself and Jones.
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The Skull was incredibly magnetic, even attracting metals (such as gold) that were not magnetic by nature. The Skull also had psychic properties, including the ability to communicate on a primitive level with people who stared into its eyes for a prolonged period. These powers also affected non-humans—Oxley used the Skull to divert an army of [[siafu]] intent on attacking him and Jones.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
It serves as the title McGuffin at the heart of ''[[Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]''. The skull was a practical prop created by Stan Winston studios, with some versions outfitted to physically "glow" from the eyes. The crystal skull that is carried around throughout the movie is actually of a different size than that attached to the head of the crystal skeleton at the end of the film. Director [[Steven Spielberg]] claimed nobody would notice.
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The Skull serves as the title MacGuffin at the heart of ''[[Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]''. The Skull was a practical prop created by Stan Winston studios, with some versions outfitted to physically "glow" from the eyes. The prop that is carried around throughout the movie is actually of a different size than that attached to the head of the crystal skeleton at the end of the film. Director [[Steven Spielberg]] claimed nobody would notice.
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
*''[[Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide]]''
 
*''[[Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide]]''
 
 
[[Category:Artifacts]]
 
[[Category:Artifacts]]

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The Crystal Skull of Akator was part of the remains of one of the thirteen interdimensional beings that ruled in the Temple of Akator.

History

In 1546, a group of conquistadors led by Francisco de Orellana stole the Skull along with other valuables from Akator. On the journey back to their ship, however, the Skull psychically persuaded Orellana to return it to Akator, and the resulting argument with his countrymen led to their murder at Orellana's hand. Shortly thereafter, Orellana himself died, and Skull was buried with him in his tomb near Nazca.

The Skull was the obsession of Harold Oxley, who intensely researched its connection to the Peruvian legend of the City of Gold.

In 1957, Indiana Jones, Marion Ravenwood and Mutt Williams tried to keep the Skull from the hands of the Soviets.

Powers and physical makeup

The Skull was incredibly magnetic, even attracting metals (such as gold) that were not magnetic by nature. The Skull also had psychic properties, including the ability to communicate on a primitive level with people who stared into its eyes for a prolonged period. These powers also affected non-humans—Oxley used the Skull to divert an army of siafu intent on attacking him and Jones.

Behind the scenes

The Skull serves as the title MacGuffin at the heart of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The Skull was a practical prop created by Stan Winston studios, with some versions outfitted to physically "glow" from the eyes. The prop that is carried around throughout the movie is actually of a different size than that attached to the head of the crystal skeleton at the end of the film. Director Steven Spielberg claimed nobody would notice.

Appearances

Sources

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