Turquoise Glyphs is a trophy in Uncharted: Golden Abyss, earned for completing the Turquoise Glyphs Treasure Set.
Complete this Treasure Set
Like other nearby civilisations, turquoise was revered by the Kuna. The precious gemstone was used heavily in many of the Kuna artefacts that are constantly being discovered in the region today.
There are 40 Glyphs in total, spread throughout the first 19 Chapters of the game.
There are no treasures in this Chapter.
First Dawn of the Sun
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 Teochicatol
Early archaeologists thought that Teochicatol's prominent teeth symbolised 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.
Aspect of Cuhtlitztonal
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 occurance 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 Ahucheactl
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 Cipatli
In the Quiviran mythos, crocodiles symbolised the Earth floating in the primordial waters, aeons before the Circle of Heaven was torn apart by war.
Aspect of Mayhuixico
A glyph representing fire. The Ancients believed the elements were given to the world by Mayhuixixo, the god of volcanoes, lightning and fire.
Aspect of Xichilticon
The intertwined branches on this glyph symbolise the mending of something broken. When sick or wounded, the Ancients prayed to Xichilticon, an aspect of Temocazutl, the god of medicine.
Aspect of Temopichiltec
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, symbolising the ferocity of an eagle.
Apsect of Pocatexcatli
Pocatexcatli, husband to Naltanauhico, son of Omatihicoya, was the god of discord, conflict and change.
Dance of the Sky Gods
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.
Tear of Chihopotex
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 Kwanuhuatli
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.
Aspect of Atchihuatli
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 Imnahicatol
This glyph portrays Imnahicatol, the patron god of ruleship and twin brother of Natocuhuatli. The Ancients worshipped him as a patron of trade, and select tradesman wore his likeness on their garments.
Aspect of Itzicaltli
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 Koahutaqui
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.
Aspect of Vúlcan Berú
Aspect of Eternity
Aspect of Cuozicaltli
Aspect of Huixitonal
Aspect of Omatihictoya
Aspect of Darkness
Aspect of Xiumixihuatli
Aspect of Night and Day
Aspect of Solstice
Aspect of Mud
Aspect of Temocazuti
There are no Glyphs in this Chapter.
Aspect of Xilomalinal
Aspect of Huezicaltli
Aspect of the Crescent
Aspect of Coyahuatli
Aspect of Huacatani
Aspect of Hechitocitzi
Aspect of the Moon
Aspect of Malzintola
Aspect of Amnalatua
Aspect of Atlahuatli
Aspect of Mixuatchi
Aspect of Itzopachtzi
Aspect of Ibeorgun