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In the case of Teotihuacan it is not just a concept but also a site with structures. What the first two have in common is a cave motif. At Teotihuacan there is a human-made cave under the Pyramid of the Sun. The Chicomoztoc theoretical cave is a place of origin for most of the peoples of central and northern Mexico. Aztlan is the almost mythical homeland of the Aztec Mexica. The Pyramid of the Sun cave at Teotihuacan has four chambers while in the legend the Chicomoztoc cave has seven.
The Teotihuacan cave probably came first and is an attempt to hark back to the four founding families of the Mesoamerica who arrived on four boats from South America in about BCE. On the other hand, the Chicomoztoc cave speaks to the seven specific ethnic groups who eventually populated Teotihuacan and who created a language new to them all, called Nahuat or Nahuatl. The name Teotihuacan also speaks to this same mix of founding lineages, with Teo representing the three Maya-related lineages, and Tihuacan representing the Ik' Zapotec lineage, named after their first sacred site in El Salvador, Tehuacan, meaning "island of learning.
The seven cave chambers of Chicomoztoc represent the seven ethnic groups who came to populate Teotihuacan, rather than the founders, and who came to form central Mexican culture, including the Nahuat language. The Totonac were among the closest to Mexico's central valley, coming from directly east, and probably one of the strongest groups at Teotihuacan. The Huasteca came from much further north up the Gulf Coast and were likely a minor group in the central valley. The Zapotec came from Oaxaca, quite a distance, yet there is strong Zapotec influence at Teotihuacan.
It could be that those that went to the central valley became the Mixteca. Mixteca means "beginning of the expansion of the cats" in Ch'orti'. The Otomi-Pame are cousins of the Zapotec and didn't have much pre-Classic presence but they were located in the Puebla area, near to the central valley.
The Quiche included the Cakchiquel and other sub-lineages and may have been the largest contingent at Teotihuacan. They would have come from the northwest coast of Mexico where they lived due to their pellagra banishment.
The Olmeka sent a migration group the Valley of Mexico soon after their arrival to the Veracruz Coast. This migration group became the Mexica and they joined the Teotihuacan formation. The Purepecha were cousins of the Olmeka and lived relatively close to the central valley in northern Michoacan and southern Guanajuato. Chicomoztoc cave. By Nanahuatzin at en. The Chicomoztoc cave shows seven chambers with a group of people in each who smoke a peace pipe and then join together to populate Teotihuacan.
Whether speaking of the four founding lineages of Teotihuacan or the seven Central Mexican ethnicities, they had to find a common cultural icon to form their union.
www.balterrainternacional.com/wp-content/2019-08-30/bandera-gay-grande.php The main choices would have been the Corinto cave and the sight of the rising triple planets of BCE on Isla Tigre. The earliest symbols of Teotihuacan contain both of these cultural touch points. None of the Mesoamerican people were cave dwellers - they lived out in the open. Using a cave as their founding symbol can only mean the Corinto cave in northeast El Salvador.
This cave figured most prominently when, only days into Mesoamerica, the four founding families were captured by hunters they later called Xibalba, and taken to Corinto cave. Soon they escaped and ran toward the Lempa River. Later the cave was the scene of astronomical contests and battles.
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Eventually, by way of cunning, the Xibalba were defeated. Corinto cave was a place of bondage, a place of contest, a place of triumph, and the ultimate bonding between the four founding families. The caves of the Pyramid of the Sun and Chicomoztoc carry this symbolism. All seven ethnic groups at Teotihuacan left or were forced out of El Salvador by the lead Ch'orti' lineage.
They went to Mexico in about BCE. It is clear that the seven ethnic groups in central Mexico also identified with the rising planets of BCE, the beginning of the Third Age.
In fact, there were seven rising luminaries on November 1, BCE , with Saturn rising first, then the triple star of Venus-Mars-Jupiter, then the Moon, then Mercury, and finally the sun at dawn. The symbolism of seven - the seven rising luminaries and the seven ethnicities - was surely not lost in the Valley of Mexico.
While it has a meaning in Nahuat, Nahuat likely did not exist yet when it was named. Instead its original meaning derives from Ch'orti', the language that several of the seven ethnicities would have spoken, at least as a second language, when Culhuacan was founded. In Ch'orti' it is kur wa' k'an or "being yellow points" or "yellow point beings. Culhuacan associates the village's identity with the triple star event of BCE that was the defining moment of the Mesoamerican people.
Another place associated with Chicomoztoc is the Cerro de Culiacan, a high point in southern Guanajuato state. In Ch'orti' it is kur li ha' k'an and means "yellow points beside the water. While all seven ethnic groups no doubt thought about returning to El Salvador, their unity and construction of something fabulous like Teotihuacan, allowed them to forget about El Salvador. This is clear from the name of their common language Nahuat. In Ch'orti' it would be nab wat or "forget about returning home. The Chicomoztoc cave symbolism does not represent humans emerging out of the earth.
Rather, it symbolizes the escape of the four founding families out of the cave, Corinto, and into freedom in a land, El Salvador, which became the founding ground of all the Mesoamerican peoples. The founders of Teotihuacan used the same symbolism of escape and freedom as they created a new city. The Chichimeca and Mexica are two of the most important founding people of Mexico. The Chichimeca are a catch-all term for the semi-nomadic people living in the north of Mexico and the present-day southwest U.
The Mexica are equivalent to Aztec and were the major power at the time of the arrival of the Spanish. Both the Xibalba Manik and the Zuni are distant relatives of the Ainu in Japan , lighter skinned and taller people. What may have happened is that each lineage was asked to send a contingent of warriors and their families to the north to protect the new populations in the north i. Quiche, Otomi, Huasteca from the Zuni. While at once protecting the populations in northern and central Mexico, the Chichimec warriors became a threat to peace in the Valley of Mexico.
The name Mexica has a similar meaning as Chichimec but they have a different path. Where the Chichimec were warriors of common descent, the Mexica are the elite of one of the original four founding Mesoamerican lineages. The names tells us which one. One group of the Olmeca became the Mexica Aztec.
Two of the closest relatives of the Mexica are the Lenca and the Purepecha. One of the best abbreviated Aztec views of history is provided in the Gemelli Aztec migration map. The map was a rendering copied from indigenous sources, maintained by D. Carlos Siguenza. The stops along the way of the map include a Nahuatl or what was thought to be Nahuatl element, a loose English translation, and a drawing.
The original drawing was 12 by 16 inches and full size is available. The first part of this map corresponds to the history of the Popol Vuh and the names in the first third of the migration map are in Ch'orti', the language the Aztec ancestors spoke when those events occurred, rather than Nahuatl. In the middle the names are likely close to the Olmeca language of Veracruz rather than Nahuatl. I have numbered various stations to help explain what is happening.
Click on map to enlarge. This does not seem to symbolize any particular event as much as the plus year conflict between the two sides, starting a few days after the Aztec ancestors, et al, arrived in El Salvador in about BCE. The droplets coming out of the mouth of the bird on top of the tree likely represent blood spilled and lives lost due to the Xibalba. This depicts the god Auilix or Ahwilix, one of the three gifts the Aztec ancestors received in eastern El Salvador before they had a permament home.
Ahwilix means "the wing movement" and was a raft for babies and small children which the women would secure under their arm, like a wing. With the ahwilix raft, families were able to enter the water to escape the Xibalba hunters , who were not too keen on water. Ahwilix was probably first used at the junction of the Torola and Lempa Rivers. Their heads are bare, indicating that they did not yet have special abilities or knowledge.
Each of the five walkers have an item above their head. My best guess of what these represent, from left to right: red ochre paint most likely a re-connection with Taltal, Chile ; an edible bird; skins for clothing; honey from bees; and turtles for food. First, translating Aztlan: as tal lah ahn or "arrive to practice at the fatigued current. Isla Tigre is where the ancestors went to and began to practice.
They were practicing the beginning of Mesoamerican culture - the calendars, astronomy, animal husbandry, and cultivation. The text says, "A place of Magpies where the Mexicans were called Aztlanechi.
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To the right of the tree is an image of a parrot. It was at Aztlan Isla Tigre that the Aztec et al ancestors first learned to tame animals, beginning with the macaw parrot. To the left of the tree is a pyramid structure.