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Quetzalcoatl

━╋━▇╱╲▇━╋━ Quetzalcoatl (Plumed Serpent or God of Creation), Aztec Sculpture, Mexico, The god's head emerges from the mouth of the serpent;

Learn All about Maya Civilization with This Detailed Guide: Maya Ceramic Sculpture, Museum at Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

Learn All about Maya Civilization with This Detailed Guide: Maya Ceramic Sculpture, Museum at Tuxtla Gutié

Representación de un sacerdote Olmeca-Xicalanca con los atributos de un ave. Proveniente de Cacaxtla Tlaxcala

Representación de un sacerdote Olmeca-Xicalanca con los atributos de un ave. Proveniente de Cacaxtla Tlaxcala

The legend of la Llorona is usually traced back to Aztec folklore and the goddess Cihuacoatl or Coatlicue--creator and destroyer of earth, mother of gods and mortals, the one who gave birth to the moon and stars--who is said to have appeared shortly prior to the discovery of New Spain by Hernán Cortés, weeping for her lost children, an omen of the fall of the Aztec empire.

Coatlicue is multifaceted. As Coatlicue she is the Aztec earth goddess, creator and destroyer of earth, mother of gods and mortals, the one who gave birth to the moon and stars.

Esta gran efigie fue hallada cerca de la estructura conocida como Pirámide de la Luna en Teotihuacan. Aunque algunos autores piensan que se trata de una diosa conocida en culturas posteriores como Chalchiuhtlicue, su identificación no es del todo segura.

from Teotihuacán (Mexico) in the Pyramid of the Moon;

Teotihuacan / © Copyright Foto: Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

Teotihuacan, 150 - 550 A. width: 33 cm ID IV Ca 46159 National Museums in Berlin, Ethnological Museum

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