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Ixtlilxochitl - Aztecs and Mexica - Tloque Nahuaque

Identifier

011460

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Quoted in The Daily Life of the Aztecs – Jacques Soustelle

The pious king Nezaualcoyotl erected a temple dedicated to

“the unknown god, creator of all things who was called Tloque Nahuaque, he of the immediate vicinity, or lpalnemohuani, he by whom we live.  On the top of this temple was a tower with nine storeys, which stood for nine heavens, and the tenth, which finished these nine storeys, was painted black and studded with stars outside, while the inside was adorned with gold, gems and precious feathers. And this god, whom no man had either known or seen was not represented by any statue or idol”

The source of the experience

Aztecs and the Mexica

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Milky Way
Stupa

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

References