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Mexico - Quetzalcoatl as Wind God

Codex Fejérváry-Mayer is a 15th or early 16th century Aztec (or Mixtec) manuscript on deer skin from Veracruz in central Mexico. Named for a Hungarian collector and British patron, this pre-Columbian accordion-style document outlines the cosmological and calendrical orientations of the Mayan people. As a typical calendar codex tonalamatl dealing with the sacred Aztec calendar -- the tonalpohualli -- it is grouped in the Codex Borgia group.

absurdonio: Precolumbian Rain God Vessel, c. 1100–1400Mexico, Colima, El Chanal, Mixtec style, Middle Post Classic period (1200–1400)Polychromed ceramic.

Huehuecoyotl (Very old coyote) the Aztec god of music, dance and song. Codex Telleriano-Remensis

Eagle warrior, Aztec, ca 1440_69 Fired clay, stucco and paint, 170 x 118 x 55 cm. Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico city Photo : Michel Zabé

some examples of the ancient Peruvian textiles. Cotton cultivation may have originated on the Eastern coast of South America but it definitely was the Peruvians who developed cotton textiles it to a high art. Fortunately, the dry weather on the southern coast of Peru preserved some of these ancient textiles.

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Tlaloc Seated on a Mountain Issuing Water, Codex Borbonicus

Cuevas de los siete linajes que poblaron en México y alrededor dél Chicomoztoc, which means "seven caves," the place from which the Aztec believed they came, was the Nahautl word for the mouth or womb. In the Aztec myth of creation, the Mexica left the bowels of the earth and settled in Aztlán, from which they acquired the name Aztec and from whence they undertook a migration southward in search of a sign for where they should settle once more.

The third group of gods are the war and sacrifice gods, Huitzilopochtil is one of them. He was the god of the Sun as well, and demanded that people are sacrificed to him to keep him happy. Needless to say, he was ecstatic.