The grasshopper that gave the name to the park.

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"Chapultepec" means "at the grasshopper hill" in Nahuatl and refers to a large rock formation that is the center of the current park's "first section".

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Comments (15)

ebi lutze on April 18, 2012

Hi Eva * well captured, the Graahopper :)L Greetings from Australia and thanks for visiting and commenting. Regards Ebi

Eva Lewitus on April 18, 2012

Thank you ebi for all your comments.
You really live in an amazing country! Greetings from Perú, Eva

Cigoto on April 18, 2012

Graciosa representacion ;)

Eva Lewitus on April 18, 2012

Ya verás hay un montón de cosas más que vimos en este famoso Parque de Chapultepec.

Elena Zakamaldina on September 20, 2012

Monuments of grasshoppers are quite a rare. But I know one more YS for this unusual sculpture, kind regards, Elena

Eva Lewitus on September 21, 2012

Hello Elena Thank you for your photo. In this case, Chapultepec means "Hills of grasshoppers", so it was quite natural to have a statue of a grasshopper, But in Treves? Do you know why there is a grasshopper on top?

Elena Zakamaldina on September 21, 2012

Thank you, Eva, for interesting information. Regarding Trier, I've read before that grasshopper was a symbol of local Carnival Society, now I found again this information - (sorry, I couldn't make this link clickable)

Eva Lewitus on September 21, 2012

Thank you so much,Elena I found it! Very interesting. But WHY it is a grasshopper, it doesn´t say, does it?

Eva Lewitus on September 21, 2012

Did my answer disappear again? I just wanted to say Thank you Elena. I could open the link. How very interesting. But, it doesn´t say why the grasshopper is a sign for Carnival.

Elena Zakamaldina on September 22, 2012

I see you reply, Eva. Maybe, once I try to find the answer why , now it became interesting for me.

Eva Lewitus on September 22, 2012

Hello Elena. Between us two, and maybe somebody who reads us, we will find out. I looked up "symbolism of grasshopper" with Google and came up with many interesting things.

Elena Zakamaldina on September 22, 2012

What's strange! If you hadn't asked me "why" I would never think about this symbol. Now, following you, I also looked at Google and eventually found some information abot Trier Carnival society and its symbol. It was only in German, therefore i had to use translator for some words but, I hope, I understood it correctly. This carnival was created because of some political reasons and against the richness, and associations of symbol are following grasshopper=locust=voracious. And there are also influence of some song in which the grasshopper is small and almost invisible among green grass but it is able to jump far away.

Thank you very much, Eva, for forcing me to find quite a lot of interesting details! Elena

Eva Lewitus on September 22, 2012

Thank you* Elena*. Really interesting. I love looking things up with Google, but had not found this link.

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Photo taken in Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico

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  • Uploaded on April 17, 2012
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    by Eva Lewitus
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A710 IS
    • Taken on 2008/01/23 15:01:33
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash