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Day Signs of the Aztec Sacred Calendar

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        StatementPomegranate Communications
        PublishersPomegranate Communications
        LC ClassificationsAugust 2002
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 77 p. :
        Number of Pages70
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        ISBN 100764917595

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And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exist countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained. These choices will be signaled globally to our partners and will not affect browsing data. This Aztec calendar had two parts: one reserved for the calculation of religious festivals and the other one for the calculation of ordinary days.

Daysign Deity: Rain God Tlaloc• The priest would then start a new fire that would once again light the city. For over 5000 years maize has been one of the most important foods for people living in Mexico including the Aztecs.

Similarly, it is asked, how old is the Aztec calendar? The second day-sign is Wind, a sign of intellect and communication. Finally, sky events such as eclipses, planetary conjunctions and the movements of the planet Venus were interpreted according to the time-signs that these events occurred within. If you really want to study the correlations problem in serious detail, scholars usually recommend Edmonson, Munro S. It depicts the 20 days around the Sun God. Xiuhpohualli is a calendar based on the movements of the stars and earth.


Thus trecenas and their associated deities included:• A sign representing the date 13 Acatl, 13 Reed, is visible on the surface of the stone. Aug 11 epoch makes Aztec new year and Pop 13 as Epagum 1. Like the twelve signs of the zodiac, they follow a definite sequence and symbolize a kind of evolutionary movement.

Eagle, a symbol of power was also included in the insignia of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan. The calendar date of the first day of the 13 days in a specific trecena is used to name that trecena.

This was a festival that lasted 12 days and included fasting as a symbol of penitence. According to the Aztec beliefs, sacrifice needed to be offered to at the end of this 52-year cycle, in the absence of which a cataclysmic event could take place. The word for moon is metztli but whatever name was used for these periods is unknown.

Can you spot which calendar sign is missing?! Eagle comes next and it is a day-sign associated with vision and attention to detail.