3. Chaos/Order ==> Free Will / Fate
I'd like to focus particularly on the chaos/order binary opposite. Vucub-Kamé depends on order for his ability to see the future(s). Casiopea becomes an element of chaos that gets in the way of that ability.
In Chapter 23, Casiopea notes that having a car gives you the choice of turning, while being on a train doesn't afford this. I began thinking of how they are being railroaded along this journey, with Vucub-Kamé setting the terms, and, of course, that winds up being the case at the end, with all the symbols being set into place along the way that ensures that Hun-Kamé must agree to the contest between Casiopea and Martín (which is very symbolically a contest between the two gods of death).
What did you think of the way even the gods are locked into a certain order when the appropriate symbols, myths, stories lock them in -- more on that in a different discussion question -- and about human free will that changes the rules, creates chaos, shakes things up so that new things can arise?