|Mayan 5-poined star, old engraving|
and a public-domain image.
[The common four-pointed star of the New World (Lamat in Mayan) represents the planet Venus] The Five-pointed stylisation probably comes from using starfish as the real-life model, and this mythological association seems to be one of a series of several mythological associations of seashells derived from Atlantis in ancient times.
I do however also find a Mayan zodiac which has correspondances to Old World equivalents and I reproduce it here:
According to Linda Schele the names are: Aries (Kuc= Quetzal), Libra (Xoc = shark) Taurus (Kuh =
owl), Scorpius (Sinan-Ek'=scorpion) Gemini (Ak-Ek'=turtle), Sagitarrius (Chan= rattlesnake), Capricorn (Balam= jaguar), Cancer (Ok= dog?), Pisces (Zotz= bat), Virgo (Chitam= peccary)