Xolotl: Dios Perro, Photograph by E&M photo (www.eandmphoto.com).

Alebrije: Xólotl: Dios Perro

In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts the monumental sculpture Xólotl: Dios Perro (Xólotl: Dog Deity) by contemporary Mexican artist Oscar Becerra-Mora.

2021

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Standing nearly 15 feet tall, the sculpture depicts an alebrije—a fantastical hybrid creature from Mexican folklore, featuring the tail, wings, horns and claws from a variety of animals. Xólotl: Dios Perro depicts the Aztec deity Xólotl, the brother of Quetzalcóatl, charged with guarding the sun as it passed through the underworld.

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