Just a head’s up.
This is my personal blog so there is no way it’s going to remain strictly tribal. I have a lot of interests and a lot of things I want to talk about this summer so, I am going to slip those in as well. I just don’t want to give people the wrong impression.
Do I love talking about early South American/Mexico beliefs? Yes, yes I do and I will gladly discuss with any of you if you want but there is just no way I can make my personal anything else and I already run too many other blogs dedicated to stuff, so I cannot do the same with this one. I hope you all understand and continue to follow. The main reason I’ve been posting so much is that May is Tezcatlipoca’s month, so I feel very obliged since he is my favorite Aztec god.
Anyways I only got 3 hours of sleep last night and I just got back from a fantastic concert, and I believe my bed wants to make up for last night’s failed sleep attempts, so I’m going to settle this. Night!
#day of the dead
#dia de los muertos
#skeleton make up
I get to see these beautiful creatures live in concert tonight! :D (Two’s fans should notice the pun I just used.lol) I figured this was appropriate to put on my blog since if I remember correctly, they drew inspiration for the make-up from the Day of The Dead ( Dia de Los Muertos) celebration which actually traces back to an Aztec celebration, although, it was celebrated differently back then and I’m not sure if scholars have a name for the original celebration of the after-life.
#the great gatsby
I saw “The Great Gatsby” today(which amazed me because I actually liked it, despite still finding the characters to be delusional and conceited.) and since my blog is sort of dedicated to tribal/myth/religion stuff as of late, I desperately went on a hunt for something to re-blog that fits those areas while still resembling the glitzy 1920’s. This apparently is a modern Aztec style dress. Looks extremely glamorous to me! :)
#lady of copan
From my sketch book, with love.
The Lady of Copán.
10 x 7”
I recently read an article about new discoveries made by Shankari Patel, an anthropology graduate student at the University of California-Riverside, which states that Mayan women were in fact powerful leaders within the society. No glass ceilings existed for the Women of pre-columbian Mexico, how powerful is that? In Mesoamerica there were both female doctors and female authority figures.
Las mujeres son lo más fuerte en lo que solía ser nuestra cultura, las mujeres eran el máximo símbolo de la vida, cuando ellas al parir sedían un cachito de su vida para que su hija (o) pudiera nacer, de igual forma la tierra necesita seder un poco de sí para hacer crecer el país.
Será cierto que los hombres guerreros se convertían en colibríes y acompañaban al sol por su recorrido astral, pero las montañas parían al Sol cada día y luego era devorado por el jaguar en el poniente.
Por último recordamos que el gran altar a nuestra diosa la Tonantzin quien no sólo representa a la mujer si no a la maternidad en sí misma, hoy sigue siendo visitada en un lugar con nuevo nombre, La villa.
Nuestro máximo, único y verdadero dios Ometeotl, se descomponía en Ometecuhtli y Omecihuatl, mujer y hombre.
Certainly, Lady Xoc was very powerful. She is so admirable I took her name as a screen name.
It irritates me how many people think someone is a “savage” because their beliefs dictated that they make sacrifices. That was not savage behavior, it was holy behavior to those people and they truly believed it was for the greater good. If Christianity dictated that people perform mass sacrifice, I have no doubts people would not hesitate to do so. People will do whatever it takes to please their views on God, so don’t be so quick to judge without taking a glance at all the other religious practices and things done in the name of religion. Also, current society murders thousands of animals a day in the name of an “affordable meal to go”. That’s pretty savage and disgusting to me, just saying.
#temple appreciation post
Comparison of pyramids and art. Only Sumerian seems to be missing.
Oh oh oh oh , no no no
La primera piramide donde dice México, es la piramide de kukulkan de la cultura Maya, la representación de Quetzalcoalt de piedra, es del templo de Quetzalcoatl y Tlalloc en Teotihuacan (no es maya)
Y la ultima parece ser otra vista de la piramide de Kulkulkan, donde se ve el tocado de las serpientes en la escalera, esa si es maya.
Yeah, I noticed that myself, that it was Teotihuacan, which is not Mayan or Aztec.
Deleting my last re-blog of this in exchange for this one. It has vital information that is essential to historical accuracy that the last post lacked and the last thing I want to do is confuse those who follow me about cultures I am passionate about.