Teotihuacan, Mexico

Place Where Gods Were Born


This sacred site is located 30 miles southeast of Mexico City. This magnificent city in 500 AD covered 12 square miles and had a bigger population than rome at that time.
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There is 600 pyramids in the city. The third biggest pyramid in the world, The Pyramid of the Sun, is located here. Much like the pyramids of Giza the pyramids are lined up astronomically but all of Teotihuacan is lined up astronomically.


The first people to come to the land came in 500 BC. They started building The Pyramid of The Sun at 100 BC. The height of the civilization was at 500 AD and at this time the size and population of Teotihuacan was bigger than Romes was. 700 AD the people of Teotihuacan abandoned Teotihuacan for reasons that are unknown to us.

The Aztecs found the abandoned city and named it Teotihuacan meaning "The Place Where Gods Were Born". The Aztecs called it this because they thought that that was where the Gods met up after the last world was destroyed and made a new world. 200 years later Fernando Cortes and his men stumbled upon Teotihuacan and the Aztecs. The Spaniards were greatly outnumbered but they won because the Aztecs thought that Quetzalcoatl was supposed to arrive as a bearded man from the sea which they mistook Fernando for.

Who is this sacred to

There is not much known about the original builders besides that one of their main deity's may have been a spider woman. There also many other deity's and each one has a pyramid dedicated to them. Teotihuacan is sacred to the Aztecs too.

Why is Teotihuacan Sacred

Not much is known about the first inhabitants except they did sacrifice humans to postpone the end of the world. Teotihuacan was sacred to the Aztecs because they believed when the last world was destroyed the gods went there and made a new world.