Coyolxauhqui: The Mexica Milky Way

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Labyrinthos, 2001 - Aztec mythology - 134 pages
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With the exception of the Aztec "Calendar Stone," the recently discovered monument of Coyolxauhqui-Chantico is the largest of all of the pre-hispanic Aztec monuments. Depicting an aspect of Chantico, the Aztec fire goddess, the monument was carved before 1478 A.D. Here, Aguilera (a historian at the Biblioteca Nacional de Antropologia presents an analysis of the symbolic elements of the monument and places the symbology within the context of current knowledge of the belief systems of the Aztecs and their representations in artifacts. Also included within the volume is a short 11-page paper by H.B. Nicholson (anthropology, U. California at Los Angeles) touching upon the same topic. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Formal Analysis
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SYMBOLIC ELEMENTS
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Bells on Cheeks 11 13 Dismemberment
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