The Quincunx and the Ritual Paths

The Quincunx and the Ritual Paths (HM28PG)

Location: , Hidalgo Tecozautla
Country: Mexico
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N 20° 30.236', W 99° 41.042'

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El quincunce y los caminos ritualesLos antiguos pueblos mesoamericanos consideraban al cosmos y al paisaje local, como un cuadralo con un centro, que es conocido como quincunce. Las esquinas se correspondían con las salidas/ocasos del sol el 21 de diciembre y el 21 de junio y en el centro estaba el Corazón del Mundo (Kungri rä Ximhai, en hñahñu), lugar donde se encontraba el Pahñu. Cada rumbo se correspondía con un número y un color: verde y 1 para el sur; azul y 2 para el norte; blanco y 3 para el oriente; rojo y 4 para el poniente y el número 5 era el centro. Los caminos rituales unían cada uno de los rumbos: de sur a norte, el camino del hombre; de esta a oeste, el camino del sol; de noroeste a sureste, el camino de la luna y de noreste a suroeste, el camino del planeta Venus.El camino del hombre transitaba de lugar del 1, el sur, hacia el lugar del 2, el norte. Iniciaba desde este punto y llegaba al templo de Xiuhtecutli-Otontecuhtli, la gran pirámide que se ve al fondo.
Estás a punto de recorrer y recrear un camino sagrado. ¡Adelante!
Pie de dibujos:En el México prehispánico, no era el norte, sino el oriente, el punto de referencia. El quincunce tiene forma de cruz con un centro, y existen muchas representaciones de este símbolo en el



México prehispánico y hasta la actualidad
English:The Quincunx and the Ritual PathsThe ancient Mesoamerican peoples considered the cosmos and the local landscape to be a square with a center, known as a quincunx. The corners correspond to sunset on December 21 and June 21st and in the center was the Heart of the World (Kungri rä Ximhai in Hñahñu), place where has been Pahñu.Each direction corresponded to a number and a color: green and 1 for the south, blue and 2 for the north, white and 3 for the east and red and 4 for the west; the number 5 was the center. The ritual paths joined each of the directions: from the south to the north, the path of the man; from the east to the west, the path of the sun; from northwest to southeast, the path of the moon and; from northeast to southwest the path of the
planet Venus. The path of the man ran from the spot corresponding to 1 (the south) to 2 (the north). It began at this point and went to the Xiuhtecutli-Otontecuhtli temple, the large pyramid seen in the back. You are about to walk along and recreate a sacred path. Go ahead!
Captions (English translation):In prehispanic Mexico, it was not the north, but rather the east, the main reference point.The quincunx has the form of a cross with a center. Many representations of this symbol



can be found in prehispanic Mexico and even in the current day.
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HM NumberHM28PG
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Placed ByConsejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA) y el Instituto Nacional de Anthropología e Historia (INAH)
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Date Added Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 428675 N 2267397
Decimal Degrees20.50393333, -99.68403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 30.236', W 99° 41.042'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 30' 14.16" N, 99° 41' 2.5200000000001" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Hidalgo , MX
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