The Chacoan World

The above picture shows the Three Mesas region of northern Arizona.  In the 8th, 9th and 10th centuries it made up a large portion of the Ancestral Pueblo’s world. Today it is home to the Hopi Nation. 

The center of  the Ancestral Pueblo’s world was Chaco Canyon, NM. The Great Houses of Chaco Canyon were used for food storage and distributing centers. The Great Kivas were used for religious rituals and celebrations during the Time of Soyala and Niman.  The Chacoan influence stretched from Chimney Rock in southern Colorado to the trading center of Paquime’ in northern Mexico.

House of the Sun (Pueblo Bonito) (600x402) (2)

Ruins of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon, NM (House of the Sun in Saga of the Spider Clan)

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock, CO was sacred to the Ancestral Pueblos. During a Major Lunar Standstill the moon sits between the two stone pillars. The Ancestral Pueblos marked the Time of Soyala and Time of Niman using Moon Maiden when she sat between the chimneys.

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