Aztalan State Park – Aztalan, WI

one of the 'pyramid mounds' at Aztalan State Park

one of the ‘pyramid mounds’ at Aztalan State Park

Aztalan State Park is is the site of an ancient indigenous settlement out in Aztalan, Wisconsin. There are several pyramid shaped mounds with flat topped platforms that archaeologists believe served ceremonial and defensive purposes.

There are also a great many whackadoo/crackpot sites out there that have rather wildly varying accounts of the citizens of Aztalan.
One site even goes so far as to explain that there were two opposing religious factions – one that worshiped the sun, and one that worshiped the moon, and posits that these two tribes engaged in a continuing battle for over two centuries. This site further goes on to speculate that the solar/males defeated the lunar/females, and then proceeded to desecrate the site with human sacrifice and cannibalistic rites – none of it, of course, backed up with actual reference material.

the stockade

the stockade

While these and other flights of fancy maybe entertaining, the site itself did exude a powerful pull during my visit. On my first trip, I’d stopped by the location shortly before sundown, so didn’t have time to really enter and walk around until the next morning, when I went back to visit. The topography is quite intriguing, with various grassy mounds scattered about.
I only had an hour to walk around, and the site is quite large. I only spotted two of the grassy pyramid base constructions, both with large fences constructed of tree trunks around the sides.
The energy is cautious, but welcoming. I walked to the top of the mound and just sat for a few minutes, just taking in the feel of the place and relaxing in the flow of energy. I left feeling really happy that I’d taken the time on the trip to stop by and check this place out.
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