Coatlicue

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  • The Coatlicue Statue In The National Museum Of Anthropology In Mexico

    #1. The name of the statue is The Coatlicue statue. It is eight feet and nine inches tall. The Coatlicue statue is located in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. It is thought to be created between 1300 and 1500 in Tenochtitlan, Mexico, it was discovered on 13 August 1790, in the front of the main plaza in Mexico City, but was reburied because of its terrifying depictions. It is made out of andesite, a volcanic type of rock from a specific area. #2. At first glance, a serpent type person is depicted, but upon closer review the statue discloses so much more. The feet are like eagle talons. They are shape and do not look like a human’s foot what so ever. Just above the feet there are long feathers, that aids in the assumption…

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  • Goddess Coatlicue Analysis

    1. The sculpture the Goddess Coatlicue is around 8 feet 6 inches, or 2.65 meters. The piece was made circa 1500 by the Aztecs in Mexico. It is located in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City. 2. There is only one being depicted in the statue. The statue shows someone with a necklace made up of what appears to be hands, hearts and skulls from humans. Under the necklace appear to be human breasts. The skirt on the statue is made up of snakes that are overlapping. The feet and hands…

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  • The Goddess Coatlicue Analysis

    1. The title of this sculpture is The Goddess Coatlicue. She stands at eight feet, six inches, and is located in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City. An Aztec sculptor created her out of an igneous rock called basalt. This black or gray colored rock is fine-grained and forms from lava as small amounts shoot out of volanoes and cool quickly. This statue was originally discovered in 1790, but was immediately reburied due to its terrifying nature.…

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  • Summary: Evaluating The Coatlicue

    Evaluating The Coatlicue One of the most mysterious archeological discoveries in recent history was made in Mexico City in the latter years of the 17th century. A nine feet statue made out of stone and finely carved was found but immediately reburied. The statue was so shocking that incited terror and huge admiration to the people that found it. The statue depicts the Aztec goddess Coatlicue which means “snakes-hers-skirt” in the native tongue of the Aztecs, which is the mother of all other…

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  • The Feathered Serpent: A Short Story

    Long ago before Earth was even a planet there was just space in the universe. Nothing but dark matter, maybe even stars or other galaxies scattered apart billions of light years. There was one goddess named Coatlicue who was a woman that had created Earth all by herself. One day when Coatlicue went for a walk around the land, she found a ball of hummingbird feathers. She pondered whether she should keep them. After decades of pondering, she finally decided to tuck in the ball of hummingbird…

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  • La Frontera Analysis

    Freedom and sovereignty is a dream of every territory, country or society. As evidenced in The La Frontera, Mexican Virgin of Guadalupe by Alma Lopez and the BrokenSpears the political, social, and psychic are very significant in every society. In La Frontera, Gloria Anzaldua talks about the meaning of the pre-conquest fertility goddess (Coatlicue) to the current Chicana feminist fights. Anzaldua explains that the unique characters of Coatlicue that disrupts the complacency of life are the one…

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  • Duality Of Gender Roles In Aztec Society

    narratives were also part of a wider strategy devised by rulers to construct state power. To show how women were dangerous if they were ever to have power, huge monumental works were created that do not show women goddesses in their glory or as strong and powerful, but the narratives they portray are that they are deemed the enemies of the people and were punished which is why they are shown in promiscuous art works or were seen as decapitated such as the sculpture of Coatlicue. The Aztecs…

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  • Huitzilopochtli: The Aztec Culture

    The Aztec’s worshiped many gods (deities). The most worshiped god in the Aztec culture was Huitzilopochtli, whose name meant left handed hummingbird. An interesting characteristic of Huitzilopochtli is he was born full grown. He was the god of sun and war and was a cultural god. Coatlícue, his mother became pregnant by placing feathers under her breasts. When her more than 400 children learned of the pregnancy they were outraged and revolted against her. When Coatlícue was decapitated by her…

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  • Comparing The Song 'Poprocks And Coke' By Green Day

    The song “Poprocks & Coke” by Green Day represents the theme Family Sticks Together. The theme is represented throughout the book The Warlock The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott, through the journey the children take. Over the course of the story we can see the twins are trying their very best to stick together, but by the end of the 4th book the two twins have differing opinions of people and end up choosing sides. Sophie ends up going with Niten to find the Flamels,…

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  • Mexican American Culture

    Americans. The historical evolution of Mexican Americans culture went through various phases that inform the modern Mexico. The study of various cultures demonstrates the varied roles and positions of women in the society. Their perception results from the myths and stereotypes built by the society. The society represented Coatlicue as a woman prone to evil social vices. The life experienced by Coatlicue differs from that of La Virgin de Guadalupe. Guadalupe was a virgin and believed to be…

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