Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Ehécatl Quetzalcóatl: attracting rain and fertility
Ehécatl Quetzalcóatl: atrayendo lluvia y fertilidad
Frente a su plataforma se encontraron ofrendas y personas sacrificadas, principalmente niños, para solicitar la intervención del dios para que les diera las lluvias ante una larga sequía que duró entre los años de 1454 a 1458 dne.
Ehécatl Quetzalcóatl, fue uno de los dioses que vio el nacimiento del Nanahuatzin convertido en Sol, por ello su templo está mirando al oriente.
Pie de dibujos:
Reconstrucción hipotética del templo. Dibujo Salvador Guilliem y Luisa Domínguez
Escultura en piedra de Ehécatl-Quetzalcóatl
Isométrico central del Complejo Ceremonial dedicado a Ehécatl
Levantamiento: Salvador Guilliem Arroyo
Dibujo: Fernando Botas Vera
Right in front of its platform offerings and human sacrifices were found mostly children, to ask for the god’s intervention, seeking to have rain during a long period of drought that lasted somewhere between the years 1454 and 1458.
Ehécatl Quetzalcóatl was one of the gods that saw the birth of the god Nanahuatzin who had just turned into the sun. That is why the temple is facing east.
English translation of captions:
Hypothetical reconstruction of the temple. Drawing by Salvador Guilliem and Luisa Domínguez
Stone sculpture of Ehécatl-Quetzalcóatl
Central isometric of the Ceremonial Complex dedicated to Ehécatl
Production: Salvador Guilliem Arroyo
Drawing: Fernando Botas Vera
Location. 19° 27.037′ N, 99° 8.276′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Touch for map. The marker is at the Tlatelolco Archeological Site on Eje Central near the intersection with Avenida Ricardo Flores Magón.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Superimposed altars (a few steps from this marker); Tzompantli altar (“flag of heads”) of the south. (a few steps from this marker); The Southern Plaza of the Sanctuary (within shouting distance of this marker); Tlatelolco: a well-planned city (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tlatelolco Lovers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Calendar Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Tlatelolco’s great temple (“Templo Mayor”): A mirrored image of Tenochtitlan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Categories. • Anthropology • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.