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Journey to the Sacred Toltec Pyramids in April 2010
City of the Gods
According to Don
Miguel Ruiz, the Toltec, who built Teotihuacan, were not a distinct race of people, but were
groups of people that came from several tribes who had achieved a
high level of spiritual enlightenment.
Toltec means "Artist of the Spirit". There is DNA
evidence suggesting that the same tribe who built Teotihuacan also
built Pinson Mounds in Tennessee.
Sun Pyramid From
the Top of the
The Sun Pyramid was
built over a cave that was partially hand shaped with 4 chambers, like a
four leaf clover and is now closed to the public. On top of the Sun
Pyramid is a small piece of thumb sized abalone that is near the center of
the pyramid. Local people put their thumb on that navel spot for
blessings and power. It used to be possible to walk around the perimeter
of the pyramid at each of the levels but they are also now
the Top of the
The moon pyramid has
been excavated and burials have been found and pictures have not been
posted yet. There is an unexcavated mound with three trees, midway
between the two pyramids.
Avenue of the
From Top of Moon
The Avenue of
the Dead is over a mile long and runs from North to South, with the
Moon Pyramid at the North end. It has also been called the
Milky Way. Ceremonies may have been performed in the plaza below the
moon pyramid. Note how the Pyramid of the Sun echoes the mountains
the Moon Pyramid
If you look
closely, you can see a face!!
She is also
called the Gratitude Stone and people touch her for
blessings. She now has a fence around her.
times, the Goddess of Water stood in front of the Moon Pyramid at
Teotihuacan. Originally her skirt was jade and she had turquoise earrings. At one time she had
a gold pendant in the center of her chest, but it was stolen.
She was the wife of Tlaloc, the Rain God. According to Don
Miguel Ruiz, she was discovered
over a hundred years ago, lying face down, on the west side of the
Moon Pyramid. She is 16 feet high and weighs 22 tons.
de Anthropologia in Mexico City
Tlaloc, the Rain
God, at the Temple of Quetzalcoatl
means feathered serpent, and he is also represented by carved statues at
the Citadel of Quetzalcoatl as well as in other areas of Teotihuacan.
Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl
The carved heads are
of Quetzlecoatl (Feathered Serpent), Tlaloc (Rain God) or Quetzalpapalotl
(Butterfly God), and the jaguar. The temple in front of the pyramid
is dedicated to Quetzlecoatl and Venus, Goddess of Love. It is
located at the South end of the Avenue of the Dead on the East side.
Museo National de
A replica of the
pyramid of Quetzlecoatl, that has been painted with colors as they once
From the Moon
ancient times, Teotihuacan was surrounded by villages. At the
present time, there are seven small villages around
Cathedral at San
Juan near Teotihuacan