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The Iconography of the Teotihuacan Tlaloc

Esther Pasztory

Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology Studies Series

Art History, Archaeology, Pre-Columbian Studies

In Pasztory’s iconographic analysis of this deity, she discusses representations traditionally associated with the rain god Tlaloc. Two rain deities in the art of Teotihuacan are also identified: a Crocodile-Tlaloc associated with earth and water, and a Jaguar-Tlaloc associated with water, warfare, and possibly a sacrificial warrior cult.

Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, Number 15

 

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