Tajin is one of the most outstanding archaeological zones in Mexico, due to it has been the most important ceremonial center in the Gulf of Mexico.
In Tajin you can admire 356 remains of this culture
Among the main constructions are:
The legend of the Tajin god Calimaxtla has it that an orphan boy was lost on a mountainside. One day, a magic ax lead him to the pyramid of the Niches. There, 12 old men adopted him, and told him not to touch anything. The boy didn't listen, however, and opened a mysterious trunk that contained all the suites that the gods wore. He put on the suit he liked the most -the one, in fact, belonging to Calimaxtla, and it had a lustrous sword that produced thunder and lightening once unsheathed.
As he played with
the sword, weaving it around in the air, jumping from one cloud to another, he began to
make the rivers overflow and exterminated towns. Completely infuriated, the old man tied
him up with a rainbow and threw him to the bottom of the ocean with the promise that they
would only untie him to play on his birthday, June 24, which coincides with the arrival of
the rainy season in the region.
Passed down through generations of Totonacs, this legend can be found displayed on the
walls of the El Tajin archaeological zone, which spans .6 square miles, was at its height
from 800 to 1150 A.D.
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