Browse Exhibits (41 total)

Xochiquetzal

This is a discussion of the iconography of the Aztec goddess Xochiquetzal, which means "Precious Feather Flower" in Nahuatl. According to the Telleriano-Remensis Codex and multiple sources, she was the goddess of beauty, promiscuity, flowers, and fertility. She also is known for being the goddess of arts and weaving. 

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Cihuacoatl/Coatlicue

Aztec Templates on Cihuacoatl/Coatlicue, the earth goddess. 

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Tezcatlipoca

This exhibit will focus the common iconographic elements of Tezcatlipoca:anahautl, smoking mirrors on headdress and feet, a snake foot, and his horizontal facial stripes. In addition to these major similarities, Tezcatlipoca’s representation with animals, especially the jaguar, will also be examined.  

 

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Xiuhtecuhtli

Xiuhtecuhtli, or "Turquoise Lord," is the Aztec god of fire.

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Huehueteotl

This exhibit explores the identity of Huehueteotl, the Aged God of Aztec religion. 

 

Delia Grizzard. 2015. 

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Huitzilopochtli

Huitzilopochtli is an Aztec war deity whose name means Hummingbird on the Left.  The image of the deity that is depicted and further analyzed is from the Codex Magliabechiano.  

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Chantico

Chantico is the Aztec goddess most closely associated with the familial hearth, fire, volcanoes, and sometimes warfare and pestilence as well as the fertility cycle. One of the lesster known deities, not much survives in the way of historical accounts of this goddess leaving much mystery surrounding her veneration and worship.

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Xilonen

This is an exibition of Xilonen the goddess of young maize and fertility.

Tlaltecuhtli

Comparison of the various representations of the earth deity Tlaltecuhtli. 

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Mayahuel

Mayahuel is the aztec goddess of the maguey plant and of pulque juice, the native wine of Tenochtitlan. 

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