Coyolxauhqui: The dismembered goddess

Coyolxauhqui: The dismembered goddess (HM1QBW)

Location: Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal 06900
Country: Mexico

N 19° 27.075', W 99° 8.235'

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Coyolxauhqui: la diosa desmembrada

De acuerdo a la mitología mexica, la Coyolxauhqui (Diosa de al Luna) quería matar a su madre Coatlicue, quien fue defendida por su hijo Huitzilopochtli quien acabó con ella al lanzarla de Coatepec (cerro de las serpientes). Por ello, la Coyolxauhqui es representada con el cuerpo desmembrado. En este edificio hay 151 símbolos grabados en piedra cuyas formas son espirales, círculos, cuadros, círculos concéntricos y líneas onduladas. Pero por su tamaño, contenido y gran similitud con otras representaciones de la Coyolxauhqui, destaca un petroglifo de una pierna que exhibe la cabeza del fémur, una sandalia y dos bandas arriba del tobillo. Posiblemente la escultura de la Coyolxauhqui fue incorporada ritualmente como parte de la segunda etapa del Templo Mayor. Pie de dibujo:La Diosa Coyolxauhqui fue hija de la Cuatlicue y hermana de Huitzilopochtli, dios de sol y de la guerra. English:According to Mexica mythology, Coyolxauhqui (moon goddess) wanted to kill her mother Coatlicue, who was defended by her son Huitzilopochtli, who ended Coyolxauhqui´s lifeby throwing her off Coatepec (Serpent Mountain). That is why Coyolxauhqui is represented with her body dismembered. In this particular building there are 151 symbols that are engraved in stones in spirals, circular, squared, concentric circles and wavy line shape. Because of its size, content and great similarity to other representations in Coyolxauhqui, there are things that stand out like a petroglyph of a leg, a sandal and two belts above the ankle. The sculpture of Coyolxauhqui was brought to the secondary stage of the great temple (Templo Mayor) as part of a ritual. English translation of caption:The goddess Coyolxauhqui was the daughter of Cuatlicue and sister of Huitzilopochtli, god of the sun and war.
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HM NumberHM1QBW
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Date Added Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 485593 N 2150764
Decimal Degrees19.45125000, -99.13725000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 27.075', W 99° 8.235'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 27' 4.5" N, 99° 8' 14.1" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4025 Lázaro Cárdenas, Ciudad de México Distrito Federal 06900, MX
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