Thursday, August 2, 2007

Einstürzende Neubauten: Logo #17

Created by an unknown Toltec, this "Cyclops" was appropriated by Einstürzende Neubauten member Blixa Bargeld in 1980 after he discovered it during a search for mythological icons. The Toltec civilization, legendarily founded by the winged serpent Quetzalcoatl, offered up this petroglyph at some point between 700 and 1200 A.D. in central Mexico, succeeding the Olmecs and Mayans and preceding the Aztec and Incan civilizations. Official word - finally! - on this logo from Bargeld Central tells all: "The Sign was discovered in a Mexican cave. There are several possible interpretations: sun and human being, shaman, or a person of great power. The strength of the symbol, when you compare it to others {e.g. the cross}, lies in the fact that it has a creature-like appearance - it has an eye!"



Are you sure it's a toltec symbol?
I have searched other toltec images and they are very different. I think it belongs on an earlier era

msagástegui said...

Before Incas there was a lot pre - incas cultures.. check it out for Moche culture.

S_K_tone said...

The logo's provenance from the sacred circle of stonehenge is given on page four of the bi-lingual Italian & English interview & lyric book on the band published by Stampa Alternativa/Nuovi Equilibri, Rome, 1993.