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

Turquoise Glyphs
Turquoise Glyphs


Complete this Treasure Set


Bronze Ps3 bronze trophy

Descriptive Text

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.

Prologue: "I'm Telling You... It Was Drake"

There are no treasures in this Chapter.

Chapter 1: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"

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.

Chapter 2: "No Prison Tats"

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.

Chapter 3: "Nothing But Some Old Bones"

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.

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

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.

Chapter 5: "I'm Not Leaving Without It"

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.

Chapter 6: "I'll Break Your Fingers"

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.

Chapter 7: "He Cut a Deal"

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.

Chapter 8: "Learning the Hard Way"

Aspect of Vúlcan Berú

Aspect of Eternity

Chapter 9: "He Gave Them Everything"

Aspect of Cuozicaltli

Aspect of Huixitonal

Chapter 10: "That Makes Three of Us"

Aspect of Omatihictoya

Aspect of Darkness

Chapter 11: "Finders Keepers?"

Aspect of Xiumixihuatli

Aspect of Night and Day

Chapter 12: "What That Means to Me"

Aspect of Solstice

Aspect of Mud

Aspect of Temocazuti

Chapter 13: "My Grandfather's Sanctuary"

There are no Glyphs in this Chapter.

Chapter 14: "He Was Never Coming Back"

Aspect of Xilomalinal

Chapter 15: "Chimera to Ward Off Evil"

Aspect of Huezicaltli

Aspect of the Crescent

Aspect of Coyahuatli

Chapter 16: "Chamber of the Seven Fathers"

Aspect of Huacatani

Aspect of Hechitocitzi

Chapter 17: "Give Me My Gun"

Aspect of the Moon

Aspect of Malzintola

Aspect of Amnalatua

Chapter 18: "Spilling Blood for Me"

Aspect of Atlahuatli

Aspect of Mixuatchi

Chapter 19: "Proving Your Worth"

Aspect of Itzopachtzi

Aspect of Ibeorgun

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