Browse Exhibits (12 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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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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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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Quetzalcoatl

An exhibit showcasing the various forms and their associated iconography of the Aztec god, Queztalcoatl.

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Xipe Totec

An exhibit showing the iconography and variety in form of the Aztec god Xipe Totec. Zipe Totec is the deity associated with goldsmiths, agriculture, vegitation, and warfare.

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Tlaloc

This exhibit will highlight and elaborate on Tlaloc's iconography and cultural role by examining a ritual water pot and his different representations among codices. 

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Tzompantli

A stone wall at the Templo Mayor carved mostly of skulls. 

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Coatlicue

Coatlicue, or "Serpents Her Skirt," is the Aztec mother of the earth.

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