Atlantes de Tula Hidalgo, Mexico This archeological site is located in the city of Tula de Allende in the Tula Valley, southwest of the Mexican state of Hidalgo, You find the remains of an early settlement called Tula Chico as well as the main ceremonial site called Tula Grande. Tula fell into the hands of the Aztec empire around 1150, with its history seeped heavily in myth. The feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl is linked to this city, whose worship was widespread from Mexico to Central America. The indigenous Toltec people migrated from the Mexican deserts to the Valley of Mexico and built their capital city, Tollán which eventually reached a population of 40,000. At the summit of the pyramid are four 16-foot warriors, the Atlantes, who once held up a roof. Each warrior is made of four huge basalt segments and wears chest armour shaped like a butterfly and massive headgear. Each warrior also has a distinctive face and holds a spear-thrower at his side. The ordinary toltec tribesmen were not allowed to climb the pyramid nor look at these warrior totems in fear of aggrivating the spirits. The magic is strong here.

Posted by Saffa at 2023-03-30 03:11:16 UTC