3.1.1 Toltecs - Who are the Toltecs? Tula site populated...

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Who are the Toltecs? Tula site populated during 8th century AD Peak period from AD 900 to around 1150 Viewed by Aztecs as great metropolis “Tollan” refers to arts and crafts Composed of different ethnic groups Influenced Post-Classic Maya at Chichen Itza and Uxmal
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Toltec mythology Tula founded by Topiltzin Son of Mixcoatl, leader of Culhuacan Introduced arts, peace and prosperity Assumed “Quetzalcoatl” title 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 “The Smoking Mirror” God of night and sorcery Associated with sorcery and destruction Convinced Topiltzin to commit incest with sister Opposition to Quetzalcoatl is reflection of “duality” concept
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Quetzalcoatl’s Prophecy “The Feathered Serpent” Also considered the god of wind Associated with arts, crafts and learning
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course CHIC 141A 64876 taught by Professor Oscarcanedo during the Fall '10 term at Mesa CC.

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3.1.1 Toltecs - Who are the Toltecs? Tula site populated...

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