Browse Exhibits (9 total)


Aztec Templates on Cihuacoatl/Coatlicue, the earth goddess. 

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


Delia Grizzard. 2015. 

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

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Seated Pulque (Octili) Deity


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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Tlaltecuhtli ("Coatlicue del Metro")

This is the exhibition on Tlaltcuhtli ("Coatlicue del Metro"), including a basic anlysis on its iconography, comparisions with classic Aztec monuments, and a discussion on its location.

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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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Stone of Tizoc


This is a study of the Stone of Tizoc, created circa 1480-1490 during the reign of tlaltoani (emperor) Tizoc for both sacrificial and honorific purposes. Two other monuments, the Sun Stone and the Eagle Cuauhxicalli, are also discussed in relation to the Stone of Tizoc. 

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