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Offerings were a means of communication between the gods and man, who sought to obtain greater divine benefits in agriculture, warfare, health, and so forth. The intention underlying the offering was of greater value than the objects themselves. In general, it was a form of repayment to give thanks for divine gifts or to placate the ire of the gods, which led to misfortune if unattended. This is a general view of Chamber II, one of the richest offerings found to date at the Templo Mayor in terms of diversity of elements.
Last Modified: January 14, 1998.
Museo del Templo Mayor, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e História, México.
Seminario #8, Centro Histórico. Cuauhtémoc, México, D.F. 06060
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