Mexico City Wind God temple

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Mexico City Wind God temple

Post by kbs2244 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:12 pm

As a confirmed diffusionist, I have to ask,

“Why build a temple to a Wind God in the center of a continent unless your history had a strong wind driven (sailing) element?”

http://www.dw.com/en/god-of-wind-pre-co ... a-36597462

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Re: Mexico City Wind God temple

Post by circumspice » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:29 pm

Um...

Because the wind blows everywhere & not just in a maritime environment?
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Re: Mexico City Wind God temple

Post by kbs2244 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:15 pm

But how important a factor is it in daily life mid-continent?

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Re: Mexico City Wind God temple

Post by circumspice » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:57 am

I wouldn't call Mexico City's location mid continental. I can see veneration of a wind god (any wind god) because that part of Mexico is right in the 'hurricane alley' area of the Gulf of Mexico. Try sitting out a hurricane & you'd probably be praying to whatever deity you thought would save your bacon.

By the way... a hurricane is a really strong wind... :lol:
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