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Aztec God Centeotl:(pronounced Cen-teh-otl) was the god of maize. His name means “Maize cob Lord”. He was closely related to Tlaloc and is usually represented as a young man with a maize cob on his headdress.    7. Quetzalcoatl

Aztec God Centeotl:(pronounced Cen-teh-otl) was the god of maize. His name means “Maize cob Lord”. He was closely related to Tlaloc and is usually represented as a young man with a maize cob on his headdress. 7. Quetzalcoatl

Estela olmeca representando un personaje, posiblemente un sacerdote, acompañado de una divinidad serpiente emplumada; tal vez es una versión primitiva de quien  posteriormente será venerado como  Quetzalcoatl. Período Preclásico. Olmecas, Culturas del Golfo. La Venta,  Tabasco, México. mcba.

Estela olmeca representando un personaje, posiblemente un sacerdote, acompañado de una divinidad serpiente emplumada; tal vez es una versión primitiva de quien posteriormente será venerado como Quetzalcoatl. Período Preclásico. Olmecas, Culturas del Golfo. La Venta, Tabasco, México. mcba.

Travel photography in Mexico -- Statue of an ancient Mayan warrior in a jungle setting in Mexico's Riviera Maya region.

Statue of an Ancient Mayan Warrior (Riviera Maya, Mexico)

Travel photography in Mexico -- Statue of an ancient Mayan warrior in a jungle setting in Mexico's Riviera Maya region.

Maya Rise and Fall; Popol Vuh Museum; Guatemala City; Universidad Francisco Marroquin; Incensario; Guatemala; Mayan; Maya; .

Maya Rise and Fall; Popol Vuh Museum; Guatemala City; Universidad Francisco Marroquin; Incensario; Guatemala; Mayan; Maya; .

The Prince of Lilies is from one of the large frescoes at the palace of Knossos. The fresco demonstrates the fluidity of movement and naturalism of Minoan art between 1700 and 1400 BCE.

The Prince of Lilies is from one of the large frescoes at the palace of Knossos. The fresco demonstrates the fluidity of movement and naturalism of Minoan art between 1700 and 1400 BCE.

Etruscan charioteer. Etruscans, who lived in Etruria, were known as Tyrrhenians by the Greeks. They were at their height in Italy from the 8th to the 5th century BCE. Herodotus (c. 450 BCE.) reports, as a theory of their origin, that the Etruscans came from Asia Minor. The Etruscans lived in what is modern Tuscany , in the area bounded by the Tiber and Arno rivers, the Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Etruscan charioteer. Etruscans, who lived in Etruria, were known as Tyrrhenians by the Greeks. They were at their height in Italy from the 8th to the 5th century BCE. Herodotus (c. 450 BCE.) reports, as a theory of their origin, that the Etruscans came from Asia Minor. The Etruscans lived in what is modern Tuscany , in the area bounded by the Tiber and Arno rivers, the Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Teotihuacan Stone Mask with Shell and Pyrite Inlay | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Teotihuacan Stone Mask with Shell and Pyrite Inlay | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Ancient Hopi petroglyph, painted on cave wall.  Pre-history, whatever that means...

Ancient Hopi petroglyph, painted on cave wall. Pre-history, whatever that means...

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