So according to http://www.weather.com/weather/map/interactive?animation=true , there’s this weird storm above Mexico City. Haven’t been able to confirm if there actually is a storm brewing there, or if it’s something along the lines of HAARP , but regardless of all that, here’s a quick history lesson regarding the center of the storm.
The Templo Mayor was one of the main temples of the Aztecs in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City. Its architectural style belongs to the late Postclassic period of Mesoamerica. The temple was called the huei teocalli [‘wei teo’kalːi] in the Nahuatl language and dedicated simultaneously to two gods, Huitzilopochtli, god of war and Tlaloc, god of rain and agriculture, each of which had a shrine at the top of the pyramid with separate staircases.
So, Huitzilopochtli, god of war - and Tlaloc, god of rain and agriculture. Seeing as there’s a storm brewing, the latter seems relevant.
Tlaloc (Classical Nahuatl: Tlālōc [ˈtɬaːloːk]) was an important deity in Aztec religion, a god of rain, fertility, and water. He was a beneficent god who gave life and sustenance, but he was also feared for his ability to send hail, thunder and lightning, and for being the lord of the powerful element of water. In Aztec iconography he is usually depicted with goggle eyes and fangs. He was associated with caves, springs and mountains. He is known for having demanded child sacrifices.
In the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, one of the two shrines on top of the Great Temple was dedicated to Tlaloc. The High Priest who was in charge of the Tlaloc shrine was called “Quetzalcoatl Tlaloc Tlamacazqui”. However the most important site of worship to Tlaloc was on the peak of Mount Tlaloc, a 4100 metres high mountain on the eastern rim of the Valley of Mexico. Here the Aztec ruler came and conducted important ceremonies once a year, and throughout the year pilgrims offered precious stones and figures at the shrine.
The High Priest who was in charge of the Tlaloc shrine was called “Quetzalcoatl Tlaloc Tlamacazqui”.
I keep running into the Quetzal thing. It’s starting to get creepy.