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Tattoo of Double-headed serpent

Sacred to the gods

by picchio »
2008, Jul 4th
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DESCRIPTION AND MEANING:

Serpents had a great symbolic value to Aztecs, and were considered sacred animals, probably on accoun of them being to renew themselves by changing their, a fact which was seen as a passage to a higher level of essence. In Nahuatl language the serpent is Coatl, a word that appears in fact in the names of the major Aztec deities.

A pectoral plate with this double-headed serpent was probably used by Aztec priests during magical rhytes.

Requested by Vincenzo.

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