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“Great Goddess" of Teotihuacán

by Michaela H. Class of 2022

How have interpretations about the “Great Goddess” from Teotihuacán's Tepantitla compound shifted and what does it mean?

by Michaela H. Class of 2022

This project explores theories concerning the central figure of a mural located on Patio 2 of the Tepantitla apartment complex in Teotihuacán, an ancient city located just outside Mexico City, Mexico. Disputing prevailing ideas concerning gender, iconography, and importance, this project continues on to propose a different interpretation of the deity and explain it's relevance. The product, made through the website ThingLink, is an image with tags overlaid, each containing different pieces of text regarding the projects main argument.

Image Citation: Aleto, Thomas. Reproduction of a Mural from the Tepantitla Apartment Complex Depicting the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan Located in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. 20 Sept. 2007. WikiCommons, Accessed 3 Mar. 2022.

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  • Student Capstone 2022