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Meaning of the symbols of the Oaxacan Alebrije
Zapotec symbols are commonly used in Oaxacan Alebrijes, in addition to other varieties that were not necessarily found in Monte Albán, including designs by contemporary artists of this art style.
In addition, it is common to find that the same symbol, two different Alebrije artists, make the symbol differently, even though its meaning is the same.
Greca of the rattlesnake, which represents the snake, a revered animal, considered the highest power.
Jewelry and bracelets found in tombs 7 and 8 of Monte Albán.
Monte Albán, former seat of the dominant power in the region.
Mitla, settlement that is characterized by its constructions decorated with mosaics of fretwork.
Yagul, a Zapotec settlement located in the Tlacolula valley, is represented with frets that describe the labyrinths of the Palace of the Six Patios.
Snail - Language or communication.
Facets of Life: Childhood, Adolescence and Maturity.
Sun rising - New beginning.
Wind - Displacement, Town Communication
Greca of the Pyramid.
Greca of the bracelet.