What does the Miccaotli or Avenue of the Dead symbolize?
Answer from Master Samael Aun Weor.
In the NINTH SPHERE the FIERY FORGE OF VULCAN (…) is found. It is there that Mars descends to re-temper his flaming sword and conquer the heart of Venus (the Venustic Initiation). Hercules descends to clean the stables of Augeas (the lower animal depths) and Perseus, to cut off the head of Medusa (the psychological “I”, or earthly Adam) with his flaming sword. It is that head covered with serpents that the esoteric student has to deliver to Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom.
Samael Aun Weor. Taron and Kabbalah
Response given on the magazine
The Wisdom of the Being, number 83.
Miccaotli, as the avenue of the dead was called by the ancient inhabitants of Teotihuacán, is the axis that crosses the center of this city, to the east of it is the pyramid of the sun and the pyramid of the moon at the north end of the avenue is smaller and near its southern end is a large enclosure called the Citadel and within it, the temple of Quetzalcoatl, being along this road other important buildings such as the palace of Quetzalpapálotl and the jaguars, as well as other buildings of great beauty in other times. It is the portentous Aztec wisdom, because by way of myth, it teaches us great realities.The Miccaotli, the long road of death, symbolizes going down to Mictlan, to the regions of the underworld, here go the mythology heroes, to face their own selfish nature, Perseus to decapitate the medusa, living representation of the ego, Hercules performs 12 labours of a higher type, Huitzilopochtli, a warrior of the sun beheads the Coyolxauqui, as a representation of the death of the ego, extracts the heart of the 400 surianos (the army of the Coyolxauqui), is indicating that we must sacrifice the attachment to earthly things; With the death of the ego, the superman awakens and is born, the precious feathered serpent called Quetzalcoatl.
Excerpt from the ICQ's XXIII International Congress and the Magazine 83.