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Trophy: Turquoise Glyphs
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Turquoise Glyphs is a trophy in Uncharted: Golden Abyss, earned for completing the Turquoise Glyphs Treasure Set.

Descriptive TextEdit

Like other nearby civilizations, turquoise was revered by the Kuna. The precious gemstone was used heavily in many of the Kuna artifacts that are constantly being discovered in the region today.


There are 40 Glyphs in total, spread throughout the first 19 Chapters of the game.

"I'm Telling You... It Was Drake"Edit

There are no treasures in this Chapter.

"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"Edit

First Dawn of the SunEdit

Kwanuhuatli's soul broke free from the Ring of Earth when he sacrificed himself to become the sun. This emblem depicts the first sunrise in the world at the creation of Mitzican.

This is the first glyph you find in the Chapter. Jason Dante will spot it glinting whilst he is climbing, and will block your way until you go and get it.

Aspect of TeochicatolEdit

Early archaeologists thought that Teochicatol's prominent teeth symbolized his insatiable hunger for flesh, but studies by Vincent Perez and other experts have shown that Teochicatol was actually the god of knowledge. The symbolism of the teeth remains unknown.

This second glyph follows the pattern of the first - in that Jason Dante will spot it, but he will not block your way. Beneath where he was hanging is another path of handholds, leading left. Simply follow that path to the end to find the Treasure.

"No Prison Tats"Edit

Aspect of CuhtlitztonalEdit

One of the gods of chaos, Cuhtlitztonal was the dangerous and malevolent god of destruction. Many of the Ancients' human sacrifice rituals were dedicated to appeasing him, especially after the occurrence of natural disasters.

Jason Dante will spot this glyph while crossing a log over a stream, and will block your way until you go and get it. This glyph also acts as a tutorial for using Nate's machete.

Aspect of AhucheactlEdit

Ahucheactl is the god of buildings and structures. Glyphs like this were often embedded near the doorways of important temples.

When you jump off the abandoned truck to follow Dante, instead turn right. Use the machete on the bamboo, then follow the path to the end. Climb the wall to find the Treasure.

Aspect of CipatliEdit

In the Quiviran mythos, crocodiles symbolized the Earth floating in the primordial waters, aeons before the Circle of Heaven was torn apart by war.

Aspect of MayhuixicoEdit

A glyph representing fire. The Ancients believed the elements were given to the world by Mayhuixixo, the god of volcanoes, lightning and fire.

"Nothing But Some Old Bones"Edit

Aspect of XichilticonEdit

The intertwined branches on this glyph symbolize the mending of something broken. When sick or wounded, the Ancients prayed to Xichilticon, an aspect of Temocazutl, the god of medicine.

Aspect of TemopichiltecEdit

This glyph portrays Temopichiltec, the god of flight and son to Huezicaitli, the god of pain. His visage was often rendered with a beak, feathers and talons, symbolizing the ferocity of an eagle.

Aspect of PocatexcatliEdit

Pocatexcatli, husband to Naltanauhico, son of Omatihicoya, was the god of discord, conflict and change.

Chapter 4: "Why's the Building on Fire?"Edit

Dance of the Sky GodsEdit

Forever exiled from the Circle of Heaven, Kwanuhuatli, the sun god, and his sister Koahuatqui, the moon goddess, engage in an eternal dance above the Tears of Chihopotex.

"I'm Not Leaving Without It"Edit

Tear of ChihopotexEdit

Glyphs carved in the shape of a tear represented the Tears of Chihopotex, which were said to fill the Lake of Ghosts which guarded the Golden Abyss.

Aspect of KwanuhuatliEdit

A key figure in the Quiviran creation myth, Kwanuhuatli is not part of the Circle of Heaven because he sacrificed himself to become the sun god, giving light to the world.

"I'll Break Your Fingers"Edit

Aspect of AtchihuatliEdit

A glyph representing the danger of lakes. The Quivirans believed that when a person drowned it was because they had somehow angered Atchihuatli. Talismans like this were worn by fishermen to guard against accidents.

Aspect of ImnahicatolEdit

This glyph portrays Imnahicatol, the patron god of ruleship and twin brother of Natocuhuatli. The Ancients worshiped him as a patron of trade, and select tradesman wore his likeness on their garments.

"He Cut a Deal"Edit

Aspect of ItzicaltliEdit

Always depicted as a human skull with gleaming teeth, Itzicalitli, the god of the underworld, guardian of Mitzican, kept the living from passing into the kingdom of the dead.

Aspect of KoahutaquiEdit

The Quivirans associated the moon with Koahutaqui, beloved sister with Kwanuhuatli who sacrificed his place in the Circle of Heaven to become the sun. Koahutaqui missed her brother so much that she followed him into the sky, becoming the lesser light of the moon.

"Learning the Hard Way"Edit

Aspect of Vúlcan Berú

Aspect of Eternity

"He Gave Them Everything"Edit

Aspect of Cuozicaltli

Aspect of Huixitonal

"That Makes Three of Us"Edit

Aspect of Omatihictoya

Aspect of Darkness

"Finders Keepers?"Edit

Aspect of Xiumixihuatli

Aspect of Night and Day

"What That Means to Me"Edit

Aspect of Solstice

Aspect of Mud

Aspect of Temocazuti

"My Grandfather's Sanctuary"Edit

There are no Glyphs in this Chapter.

"He Was Never Coming Back"Edit

Aspect of Xilomalinal

"Chimera to Ward Off Evil"Edit

Aspect of Huezicaltli

Aspect of the Crescent

Aspect of Coyahuatli

"Chamber of the Seven Fathers"Edit

Aspect of Huacatani

Aspect of Hechitocitzi

"Give Me My Gun"Edit

Aspect of the Moon

Aspect of Malzintola

Aspect of Amnalatua

"Spilling Blood for Me"Edit

Aspect of Atlahuatli

Aspect of Mixuatchi

"Proving Your Worth"Edit

Aspect of Itzopachtzi

Aspect of Ibeorgun