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Who are the Toltecs? n Tula site populated during 8th century AD n Peak period from AD 900 to around 1150 n Viewed by Aztecs as great metropolis ¨ “Tollan” refers to arts and crafts ¨ Composed of different ethnic groups n Influenced Post-Classic Maya at Chichen Itza and Uxmal
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Toltec mythology n Tula founded by Topiltzin ¨ Son of Mixcoatl, leader of Culhuacan ¨ Introduced arts, peace and prosperity ¨ Assumed “Quetzalcoatl” title n Opposition to Topiltzin builds ¨ Opponents call upon “Tezcatlipoca” for support ¨ Treachery forces Topiltzin to leave ¨ Topiltzin promises to return to avenge his banishment
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Tezcatlipoca n “The Smoking Mirror” n God of night and sorcery n Associated with sorcery and destruction n Convinced Topiltzin to commit incest with sister n Opposition to Quetzalcoatl is reflection of “duality” concept
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Quetzalcoatl’s Prophecy n “The Feathered Serpent” ¨ Also considered the god of wind ¨ Associated with arts, crafts and learning n He fled Tula on a raft of serpents toward the East
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2010 for the course CHIC 141A 64876 taught by Professor Oscarcanedo during the Spring '10 term at Mesa CC.

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