El Pueblito in Municipality of La Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Earth and its Cosmic Paths
En la época prehispánica existía la idea de que el cosmos estaba dividido en tres grandes niveles: el cielo, la tierra o espacio de las criaturas y el inframundo. El nivel intermedio, era concebido como un plano horizontal dividido en cuatro rumbos. Cada uno de estos, era sostenido por un árbol cósmico o árbol quetzal, identificado con un color y asociado a un par de señores de la noche. En este jardín se reproduce ese orden, inspirado en los códices mesoamericanos.
Pie de dibujo: Códice Féjérvary-Mayer
The Earth and its Cosmic Path
In the pre-Hispanic era there was an idea that the cosmos was divided into three great levels: the sky, the earth or space of the creatures and the underworld. The intermediate level was conceived as a horizontal plane divided into four directions. Each of these was supported by a cosmic tree or a quetzal tree, identified with a color and associated with a the lords of the night. In this garden that order is reproduced, inspired by the Mesoamerican codices.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Churches & Religion • Native Americans.
Location. 20° 33.095′ N, 100° 26.496′ W. Marker is in El Pueblito, Querétaro, in Municipality of La Corregidora. Marker can be reached from Capitán Pedro Urtiaga just north of Salvador Sánchez Bárcenas, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Pueblito, Querétaro 76900, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Obsidian Altar (within shouting distance of this marker); El Cerrito ("The Little Hill") (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Plaza of the Dancers (about 150 meters away); The Plaza of the Sculptures (about 180 meters away); The Building of the Four Altars (about 180 meters away); The "Little Fort" (about 180 meters away); Platform and Pyramid (about 180 meters away); The Altar of the Skulls (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Pueblito.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.