Browse Exhibits (7 total)

Huehueteotl

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

 

Delia Grizzard. 2015. 

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Tzompantli

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

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Seated Pulque (Octili) Deity

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Found in Cache 6 of Complex A in the Huitzilopochtli dedicated portion of the Templo Mayor, this seated pulque deity, was first identified as the fire god, Xiuehtecuhtli. Although this pulque statue exhibits a few of the quintessential representational elements of pulque deities, it also presents components attributed to other Aztec deities. 

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Tlaloc Chacmool

The Chacmool from the Templo Mayor's Tlaloc altar and its many uses, iconographical sources, and implications. 

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Huehueteotl "the Old God" stone figure

This seated stone figure depicts the Aztec deity, Huehueteotl.  The item was excavated in 1981 near the Red Temple, during the excavation of the Templo Mayor in Mexico City.  Huehueteotl is closely related to the god Xiuhtecuhtli and their names are often combined.  In addition, the figure shares iconography with Tlaloc.  The dual nature of this figure may be examined through the iconography of the stone figure and an examination of the location from which it was excavated.

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Undulating Serpent

This is an exhibition about the relationship of the Undulating Serpents with the history of Coatepec and its main contributors. These include Huitzilopochtli, The gof of the Aztecs, Coatlicue, and Coyalxauhqui. It is located in the main façade (IV) of the Templo Mayor, placed horizontally representing the horizontal earth. 

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Coyolxauhqui Stone

This exhibit is about the Coyolxauhqui Stone, a monument found in Mexico City in 1978. This monumental stone with relief carving depicts the warrior goddess Coyolxauhqui, daughter of Coatlicue, defeated and dismembered at the hand of her victorious brother, Huitzilopochtli. The stone was placed at the bottom of the steps to the south side of Templo Mayor, the side dedicated to Huitzilopochtli. 

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