- Rain God, Tlaloc

Object Name: Rain God, Tlaloc
Creation Date: 100-700 AD
Culture: Teotihuacan
Site: Coatlinchan
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Image source: CSULA Art Dept Visual Resources
Found in the town of Coatlinchan near Tlaloc Mountain in the State of Mexico and weighing 168 tons, this is the largest existing monolith in the Americas.

Tlaloc, the provider, had attributes of the rain. He created and brought down the rain and the hail. He caused the trees, the grasses, the maize to blossom, to sprout, and to grow. Also attributed to Tlaloc was the thunderbolts and the drowning of people.

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