A Sacred Triangle and the Temple of the Sun

A Sacred Triangle and the Temple of the Sun (HM28PJ)

Location: , Hidalgo Tecozautla
Country: Mexico
Buy Mexico flags at Flagstore.com!

N 20° 30.295', W 99° 41.079'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 45 views
Inscription
Un triángulo sagrado y el Templo del SolLos principales centros ceremoniales Xajay: Pahñu, Zethé, y Zidada, así como los templos principales del Pahñu muestran una distribución triangular: un templo al norte, uno al oriente y uno al poniente, de la misma forma que en la cosmovisión prehispánica se colocaban las tres piedras del fogón, donde la piedra colocada al oriente
representaba al sol. El fuego del fogón, que estaba en el centro de las casas, tenía un ciclo mágico y religioso que se iniciaba con su encendido. Conforme pasaba el día, se hacía viejo y había que realizar un ritual para su renovación y reiniciar el ciclo: la ceremonia del Fuego Nuevo.EI triángulo del fogón, como el formado por los sitios Pahñu, Zethé y Zidada y el de los edificios del Pahñu, representa el fuego central que se
relaciona con Huehueteotl-Xiuhtecuhtli el dios del Fuego Viejo.Este edificio, aún sin explorar, se encuentra colocado en el vértice oriente del triángulo, como el sitio arqueológico del Zethé, por lo que pueden estar asociados con el sol.
Pie de dibujos: FogónMapa de la regiónPlano de Pahñu
English:A Sacred Triangle and the Temple of the SunThe main Xajay ceremonial centers - Pahñu, Zethe and Zidada - as well as the main temples of Pahñu



are laid out in a triangular pattern, with one temple in the north, one in the east and one in the west. Three stones for bonfires used to be placed in the same way in the pre-Hispanic world view, where the stone in the east
represented the sun. The fire in the center of the houses had a magical and religious cycle that began when it was lit. As the day passed, it would get old and a ritual would have to be performed to renew it and restart the cycle: the ceremony of the New Fire. The bonfire triangle - as well as that of the Pahñu, Zethé and Zidada sites and the Pahñu buildings - represented the central fire that was associated with Huehueteotl-Xiuhtecuhtli, the god of the Old Fire. This building, not yet explored, is located on the vertex of the triangle, as is the Zethé archaeological site, and so they may be associated with the sun. Captions: A hearth fireMap of the regionMap of Pahñu
Details
HM NumberHM28PJ
Tags
Placed ByConsejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA) y el Instituto Nacional de Anthropología e Historia (INAH)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 428611 N 2267506
Decimal Degrees20.50491667, -99.68465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 30.295', W 99° 41.079'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 30' 17.7" N, 99° 41' 4.74" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Hidalgo , MX
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?