The Mexico Coat of Arms

Mexican Coat of Arms
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The Mexico coat of arms depicts a cactus, upon which a golden eagle is perched. The eagle is eating a snake. This act is symbolic to both Europeans, as representing good defeating evil, and the Aztecs, as a religious symbol

The Mexico coat of arms has had elements with various interpretations. The eagle may stand for the Mexican people, and how they are ready to face tough situations. The eagle was also a symbol of the Aztec sun god. To the Aztecs, the snake represented wisdom, but the modern interpretation is that it stands for the nationís enemies.

From the days of the Mendoza cortex until now, the Mexico coat of arms has underwent several changes, but the basic form has remained the same. The version used today was adopted in 1968 and was designed by Francisco Eppens Helguera.

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