Tezcatlipoca: The Obsidian Smoking Mirror

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“His-story” In history Tezcatlipoca was seen as a perverse and dark god. I know its cliche but true nonetheless, history was written by those who conquered. You can take the word history and divide it as such: his-story. In the first place the Mexica or Aztecs did not think in terms of gods or god…

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Yucatan Gastronomy: The Adept Art of Eating in Mexico

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When you think of Mexican food what do you think of? Maybe tacos, spicy salsa, rice and beans, and tortillas? Although I am a Mexica (Aztec) by blood I used to think along the same lines… Yes, there are some minor and major differences in Mexican food according to location. It is important to understand…

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Ancient Maya Cave Exploration

For the ancient Maya caves were not only large spaces and places of animal localization; they were also a representation of the female womb. This was a place where life originated. These revered locations where a point of communication between two worlds since they connected the terrestrial plane with the Mayan underworld. Descent into the…

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Love and Archaeology: Our Mayan Wedding Ceremony

A Mayan wedding ceremony is a magical event and the Mayan New Year is a magical time. According to the Gregorian calendar it begins on the 26th of July and ends the following year on the 24th of July. The additional day in between (July 25th) is known as the day out of time. It is during this…

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The Aztecs, The Winter Solstice, and Christmas

Aztec Winter Solstice

In almost all the cultures of the world the winter solstice has been marked as a day of renewal or change. This natural phenomenon appears to indicate that throughout the year the sun does not always rise or fall from the same place: it gives the impression that it runs through the entire celestial vault reaching…

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How the Olmec Origin of Chocolate Influenced Mayan Blood Letting Rituals

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The Olmec Origin of Chocolate Cacao is chocolate in it’s rawest form. The word cacao is derived from kakaw in ancient Zoque, the language of the Olmecs, who first domesticated cacao (1500 BC – 400 BC). The Olmecs operated a great trading empire and had large settlements in Chiapas, Yucatan, and Guatemala, all areas where…

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7 Healing Plants of The Ancient Maya

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Medicine for the Mayas was a mix of religión and science. They knew that in this type of medicine balance or imbalance was affected by diet. The Mayas of the classic period used a variety of plants to heal such as; Chaya (Chay), (Cnidoscolus chayamansa), Balche, Kakaw, Ramon, Guarumbo, Jicaro, and Aloe Vera. Listed below…

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