Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Pyramid of Quatzalcoatl

Quatzequatel: Winged God
Thoth and Quetzacotal were the same person, Thoth was identified to Atlantis, Egypt, Sumer, then later was identified to Meso America and Peru as Quetzacoatal.

Quetzalcoatl (Classical Nahuatl: Quetzalcohuātl [ketsaɬˈko.aːtɬ]) is a Mesoamerican deity whose name comes from the Nahuatl language and has the meaning of "feathered serpent".
That is my Dad walking up to the pyramid! This one was smaller than the others, but it had so much more detail that the other ones lacked.

These are remnants of murals.

We climbed up the first pyramid and we were able to look down on the pyramid directly behind.
Because they were so close together, they were more protected fromt he elements and more of the adornments on the pyramids were preserved.

The shells stand for sacrifices made or being made.
Shells were very valuable in this culture.

This is a Jaguar head.
We sat and stared at the pyramid for over 45 minutes.
I was just amazed that all of this was made out of stone. Hand carved with primative tools.
The colors and details have some how survived all of these years.
The amount of work that was done was mind blowing.

These are steps built around the courtyard of the pyramid.

 I took pictures of Stephen and Noni to give some perspective of how big the courtyard is.
Notice the guy in the red hat??
That is my Dad. He is always way ahead of the rest of us! LOL
Charging on to the next adventure.

Before we left we checked out the museum...
Once again the stone carvings, paintings, and detail were amazing.

It was so interesting to learn about this ancient culture.

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