Teotihuacán
 

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Fire God, Teotihuacán, Classic.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
Rain God
Perhaps metamorphosed from Olmec were-jaguars
Water Goddess
Sun God
Moon Goddess
Feathered Serpent
Aztec god Quetzalcoatl
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talud-Tablero Construction
 
Talud = sloping support
Tablero = vertical wall

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacán, Classic Period, 225 AD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

offerings at the Pyramid of the Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacán, Classic, 150 AD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacán, Classic, 200 AD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacán, Classic, 200 AD. Tlaloc or Cipactli with feathered serpent.
War Serpent Headdress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

serpent head
serpent body with shells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sacrificial victims at the Temple of the Feathered Serpent
sacrificial victims at the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacán, Classic, 200 AD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shell, teeth, and jawbone necklaces from the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacán, Classic, 200 AD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teotihuacán apartment compound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teotihuacán Way of the Dead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of Teotihuacáno Art:
  • Anonymous
  • Repetitious
  • Geometric, abstract and angular
"Chalchiuhtlicue," Nahuatl for "Her skirt is of Jade"
Great Goddess of Teotihucán

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects of Teotihuacáno Art:
  • Benevolent deities
  • Men and gods with animal and plant counterparts
  • Water
 
Greenstone Mask, Teotihucán, Classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owl Urn, Teotihuacán, Classic.
Teotihuacán, Host Figure, Classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tlalocan mural, Teotihuacán, Classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Netted Jaguar mural, Teotihuacán, Classic.