Mexico City Emblem by Damien Loverso

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Digital version of this stencil. The coat of arms depicts a Mexican golden eagle, perched upon a cactus, devouring a snake. The coat of arms of Mexico was inspired by an Aztec legend regarding the founding of Tenochtitlan. The Aztecs, then a nomadic tribe, were wandering throughout Mexico in search of a divine sign that would indicate the precise spot upon which they were to build their capital. Their god Huitzilopochtli had commanded them to find an eagle devouring a snake, perched atop a cactus that grew on a rock submerged in a lake. After two hundred years of wandering, they found the promised sign on a small island in the swampy Lake Texcoco. It was there they founded their new capital, Tenochtitlan.

Comments

  • sasufi
    sasufiabout 7 years ago

    have you lived there?
    I’ve got a tee of the official drawing

  • hmx23
    hmx23over 6 years ago

    I was born there!!!
    Viva Mexico!!

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