Mexico from Slides prt6: Teotihuacán

the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl

the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl

(9 shots) | Near the Pyramid of the Moon was the Palace of Quetzalpapalotl. Build around 250 AD and found in 1962. Quetzalpapalotl means “feathered butterfly”; kind of God, to be seen in the carvings on the pillars. Others think that it’s the “Spearthrower Owl” an important military god at Teotihuacan. Very well restored; but I liked the rough stuff better.

The Pillars

The Pillars

Quetzalpapalotl

Quetzalpapalotl

Quetzalpapalotl prt2

Quetzalpapalotl prt2

Central Courtyard Floor

Central Courtyard Floor

The Palace is configured around a square courtyard. I liked the floor a lot. But with stories about human sacrifices and torn-out hearts in mind, I was wondering what had all been washed away down that drain, in those days. The colours helped a lot with that…

The Drain

The Drain

The Temple of the Feathered Conch Shells

The Temple of the Feathered Conch Shells

The Palace of Quetzalpapalotl was built upon an older structure: the Temple of the Feathered-Conches, probably built around 200 AD. It was a dark place with great paintings of a bird, that looks like an eagle but is assumed to be a Macaw that gives power to, most likely, a maize-plant.

Mystics of a Bird and a Crop

Mystics of a Bird and a Crop

Mystics of a Bird and a Crop prt2

Mystics of a Bird and a Crop prt2

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8 comments
  1. Mystics of a Bird and a Crop prt2… reclining nude to me.

    • Whatever you see, Barry; there is also a kissing couple on the right…

      • Paula said:

        You mean the couple that is holding hands? I don’t see any nudes :D. This is an extensive and well documented walk, Harrie. Great post!

  2. I like this batch even more… thank you, Harrie, for taking the time.

    • Thanks, Caroline. It’s fun to do; and meanwhile those old slides get a new life. I’d almost thrown them away, once…

    • Nice to read that you’re having a good time with these posts Patti, thanks!

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