Teotihuacán
 

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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:

baktun

= 144,000 days (394 years)

katun

= 7,200 days (20 years)

tun

= 360 days

winal

= 20 day month

k'in

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stela C at Tres Zapotes, Epi-Olmec

 

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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

Tlaloc

Perhaps metamorphosed from Olmec were-jaguars. Depicted with round, goggle-like eyes and fangs.
Water Goddess
Sun God
Moon Goddess
Feathered Serpent
Quetzalcoatl
god of wind and the link between the earth and sky
Creator divinity
Huitzilopochtli
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