Ehécatl-Quetzalcóatl Temple

During the construction of Line 2 of the Metro, between 1968 and 1979, a team of archaeologists worked on the liberation of a strange temple from the pre-Hispanic period.

After its complete rescue and study, today we know that this curious construction, which can be accessed by walking through one of the corridors of the Pino Suárez Metro Station, was dedicated to one of the most important deities of the Mexica pantheon: Ehécatl-Quetzalcoatl, god of the wind.

The finding of a figure of a monkey (female, apparently pregnant) carved in mud, animal associated with this deity.

The circular shrine at the top of the temple evokes the movement of the wind before the rains, the temple is in the heart of the Historic Center of Mexico City, underground in Metro Pino Suárez.

Today, this “miniature archaeological site” (the Pyramid of the Metro or Temple of Ehécatl-Quetzalcoatl) is visited “indirectly” by more than 54 million people a year, a number 21 times higher than that recorded during that same time interval in well-known places like Teotihuacan.

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