|Object Name:||Tepantitla frescoes. Paradise of Tlaloc (Tlalocan)|
|Creation Date:||100-700 AD|
|Image source:||CSULA Art Dept Visual Resources|
|Paradise of Tlaloc, a fresco from Tepantitla complex. The Great Earth-Water Goddess presides over waters that pour down upon earth, and rain springs from her hands. Priests make offerings at his sides. Here, in eternal happiness, live those who have died by water or who were killed by storms and lightning. |
At Tepantitla the half-body of the Great Earth Goddess rises from a talud-tablero platform ornamented with flowers and feathers. This central symbol emerges from a wavy body of water in which shell fish swim. Its top is an imaginary ground line on which plants such as maize and fruit trees grow. This Great Goddess is an Earth Mother Goddess.