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Mesoamericans measured time with three interlocking calendars:
Tzolk'in - 260 day divinatory calendar
Haab - 365 solar year
Long Count - absolute dating system
Wheel A = winal (months)
Wheel B = k'in (days)
Wheel C = haab (vague year)
winal + k'in = tzolk'in
Long Count = tallies the number of days elapsed since creation date
Long Count dates are written in 5 periods:


= 144,000 days (394 years)


= 7,200 days (20 years)


= 360 days


= 20 day month


= day
or, baktun. katun. tun. winal. k'in
When using the Gregorian Calendar, dates are written similarly:
= 2,000
= 18
Gregorian equivalent to Long Count
= 2018
= February
= 27th
or, 27 February 2018










Stela C at Tres Zapotes, Epi-Olmec


Maya Calendar Converter











Stela C from Chiapa de Corzo





















Great Goddess of Teotihucán


Mexican Pantheon
polytheistic religious system
The gods are at once three: creator, preserver, and destroyer, and at the same time just one. They represented the confrontation between opposite poles: the positive characterized as masculine, light, war, force, and the sun; the negative characterized as feminine, darkness, peace, and the moon.
Aztec Name
Rain God


Perhaps metamorphosed from Olmec were-jaguars. Depicted with round, goggle-like eyes and fangs.
Water Goddess
Sun God
Moon Goddess
Feathered Serpent
god of wind and the link between the earth and sky
Creator divinity
Viewed as aged Fire God
Also seen as old man and old woman










"Teotihuacán" Aztec for "the place of those who have the road to the gods" or "place of the gods"


Ceremonial Center of Teotihuacán











Grid consistently oriented to 15 degrees, 25 minutes east of true north