Teotihuacan: The City where the Giant Gods settled

Aztec legends explain among many other things how the Great Pyramid of Cholula and the city of the Teotihuacan gods Was built by giants. One of these giants was called Xelhua and lived during the time of the universal flood.

Teotihuacan: The City where the Giant Gods settled

If we take a look at the Aztec mythology we will find a hidden treasure of incredible stories and fascinating stories from a time when the giants dominated the Earth.

Aztec mythology, like many other mythologies around the world, mentions how thousands of years ago, giants walked the Earth.

According to ancient Aztec mythology, the old Cholula complex and especially the construction of the earth-made pyramid is attributed to Xelhua.

According to mythology, in ancient times the Earth was inhabited by giants. But after a massive flood all the remaining Giants became extinct.

Xelhua, who survived the flood, built what we know today as Cholula, which is the largest archaeological site in the ancient world, as well as the largest known pyramid that exists in the world today. Xelhua, wanted to build a massive structure so high that it reached the sky.

But Tonacatecuhtli, father of all gods, Creator and God of fertility, worshiped for populating the Earth and making it bear fruit, saw this as an offense and threw a stone from heaven.

This one killed many builders and caused the construction to stop. Ancient Aztec mythology tells us that the great flood that took place 4800 years after the construction of the world.


The country of Anahuac was inhabited by giants, who perished in the flood, or according to legend, became fish, except for seven of them, who fled to the caverns. When the waters calmed down, one of the giants with the nickname of The Architect, went to Cholula where as a memorial of what happened there.

And used as an asylum for him and his six brothers, he built a pyramid-shaped artificial hill. Later, he ordered that bricks be made in the province of Tiahuanaco, at the foot of the Sierra de Cecot, to take them to Cholula. He formed a line of men who passed them from hand to hand. The gods contemplated with anger the building, whose top part was to reach the clouds.

Irritated at the daring attempt, the Gods threw fire on the pyramid. A large number of workers perished and work was suspended. The monument was finally dedicated to Quetzalcoatl.

Xelhua, was one of the seven giants, according to Aztec culture, and it was he who according to the versions chose not only the Great Pyramid of Cholula but one of the most mysterious ancient cities of Central America, Teotihuacán.

Today, the Great Pyramid of Cholula is mostly covered by a Catholic church built by the conquerors who, unknowingly, erected the structure on what would be the largest pyramid on Earth.

As noted by ancient Aztec mythology, before the Great Pyramid of Cholula will end, the fire fell on it causing the death of its builders and abandonment of the work.

A native illustration of the Cholula temple represents nobles and lords. And it is here that they keep their documents, the mirror of their past and the history of their ancestors

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