Murals of Shields. The wall found in this section of the compound show large decorated circles which resemble "shields". The figures outermost part shows ornamentation made of bird feathers, while the "reptilian eye" glyph is seen in the central area.

Murals of Shields. The wall found in this section of the compound show large decorated circles which resemble "shields". The figures outermost part shows ornamentation made of bird feathers, while the "reptilian eye" glyph is seen in the central area.

  In years leading up to 1942, a series of murals   were found in the Tepantitla   compound in Teotihuacan. The Tepantitla compound provided housing for what appears to have been high status citizens and its walls (as well as much of Teotihuacan) are adorned with brightly painted frescoes. The largest figures within the murals depicted complex and ornate deities or supernaturals.

In years leading up to 1942, a series of murals were found in the Tepantitla compound in Teotihuacan. The Tepantitla compound provided housing for what appears to have been high status citizens and its walls (as well as much of Teotihuacan) are adorned with brightly painted frescoes. The largest figures within the murals depicted complex and ornate deities or supernaturals.

 View into the main room of the Tepantitla compound. In front is the mural with the  Great Goddess of Teotihuacan   (or   Teotihuacan Spider Woman  ).

View into the main room of the Tepantitla compound. In front is the mural with the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan (or Teotihuacan Spider Woman).

  Mural from the Tepantitla compound showing what has been identified as an aspect of the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan (on top).

Mural from the Tepantitla compound showing what has been identified as an aspect of the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan (on top).

  A portion of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears under the Great Goddess portrait.

A portion of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears under the Great Goddess portrait.

  Details of the Mountain Stream mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears under the Great Goddess portrait.

Details of the Mountain Stream mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears under the Great Goddess portrait.

  Details of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears under the Great Goddess portrait.

Details of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears under the Great Goddess portrait.

  Details of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears under the Great Goddess portrait.

Details of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears under the Great Goddess portrait.

  Details of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears under the Great Goddess portrait.

Details of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears under the Great Goddess portrait.

  T he  Great Goddess of Teotihuacan  (or  Teotihuacan Spider Woman ), from the Tepantitla compound, is a proposed goddess of the pre-Columbian Teotihuacan civilization.

The Great Goddess of Teotihuacan (or Teotihuacan Spider Woman), from the Tepantitla compound, is a proposed goddess of the pre-Columbian Teotihuacan civilization.

  Details of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears on the sides of the Great Goddess portrait, with b  allgame players.

Details of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears on the sides of the Great Goddess portrait, with ballgame players.

  Details of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears on the sides of the Great Goddess portrait.

Details of the actual mural from the Tepantitla compound which appears on the sides of the Great Goddess portrait.

 Priests walking in procession, detail from the Tepantitla compound at Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Priests walking in procession, detail from the Tepantitla compound at Teotihuacan, Mexico.

 The priests are depicted in full ceremonial dress, the elaborate costume including headdresses in the shape of a snake's head. Tepantitla compound at Teotihuacan, Mexico.

The priests are depicted in full ceremonial dress, the elaborate costume including headdresses in the shape of a snake's head. Tepantitla compound at Teotihuacan, Mexico.

 Red Tlaloc Gods. Tlaloc, the God of Water, is one of the most important gods in Teotihuacan Culture. He is distinguished by the blinkers and feline fangs. These busts, painted in various tones of red, show the individual's frontal side, holding a bundle of arrows on the left hand, in addition to obsidian knives found on the headdress as well as on the lower part of the clothing.

Red Tlaloc Gods. Tlaloc, the God of Water, is one of the most important gods in Teotihuacan Culture. He is distinguished by the blinkers and feline fangs. These busts, painted in various tones of red, show the individual's frontal side, holding a bundle of arrows on the left hand, in addition to obsidian knives found on the headdress as well as on the lower part of the clothing.