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El Pueblito in Municipality of La Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Earth and its Cosmic Paths

 
 
The Earth and its Cosmic Paths Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2019
1. The Earth and its Cosmic Paths Marker
Inscription.  

La Tierra y sus Rumbos Cósmicos
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

English translation:
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.

Caption: Féjérvary-Mayer
The Earth and its Cosmic Paths Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2019
2. The Earth and its Cosmic Paths Marker
The marker can be seen here in the center of the garden area mentioned in the marker text. Note the young ceiba tree (also known as the cosmic tree or quetzal tree) beyond the marker.
Codex
 
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.
 
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A view to the west of the El Cerrito site museum and Pyramid in the distance image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2019
3. A view to the west of the El Cerrito site museum and Pyramid in the distance
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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