Amazing gods of Mesoamerica

Particular attention is drawn to mythological themes and images made by ancient artists who lived in Mesoamerica (modern territory of Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and others). Here in the pre-Columbian era there were quite advanced civilizations Olmecs, Mayas, Toltecs.

In the mythology of all these nations played a huge role gods descended from heaven, and come into contact with people. Thus, the Toltecs, who inhabited the beginning of our era, Central Mexico and worshiped the heavenly god Quetzalcoatl, or "plumage (feathers covered) Serpent", later, as they believed the Earth to Venus, and had brought the people of knowledge in various fields (astronomy, construction, agriculture economy).

In the IX century AD, the Toltecs invaded the territory occupied by other ancient civilizations — the Maya (Yucatan). They brought with them a belief in their gods, their rituals and customs, which, however, the Maya were honored along with their old gods and rituals.

Archaeologists found the Toltec and Mayan sculptures, stelae and reliefs contain a large number of subjects, which in a non-judgmental approach, it can be interpreted as explicit technicism that look abnormal for that distant era. Here, for example, looks like one of the images of the god Quetzalcoatl, was found in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza Toltec been turned into their capital.

According to archaeologists, this relief Toltec created by artists around the XIII century AD.

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  • Quetzalcoatl
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