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Aztec Temple to Wind God Discovered

February 24, 2010 — Archaeologists discover Aztec temple to wind god in Mexico City.

The remains of an ancient circular Aztec temple have been discovered behind Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral -- a temple that some believe is the most important to the wind god.

It was recently discovered by the National Anthropology and History Institute. Archaeologists say the temple was one of the most important buildings of the ancient Aztec capital because of who it was dedicated to.

'Ehecatl is a deity related to the wind,' says Spanish Archaeologist Raul Barrera. 'This god's function was to create wind. He had the power to produce wind and, at the same time, open paths so that the gods ... would produce rain. And the building we've been able to identify is the posterior part of the temple Ehecatl.'

Historians believe that much of Mexico City is built on the remains of the ancient Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, which was destroyed by the Spanish when they colonized in the sixteenth century.

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