We are very happy on how we made it happen this year to show up for our community and also for our familias!
My daughter's idea, my partner ingenuity, all of us creativity and creative process for many months!! Thanks to @r_dot_creativeagency
For supporting #mamatortuga and the amazing photographer!!!! #Repost@dia_de_muertos_lakeworthbeach
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The information is priceless. That’s why education should be free. Especially for kids who don’t have access to the information/internet/public libraries etc. Those Mayan kids do not have an opportunity to get what we have. They even were afraid to hug because kindness wasn’t exist until people from @rodandoconcausa come to them and start doing amazing job and provide free art and yoga classes for them. Chanchen is the little village and people there are poor and do not have much. That’s why it was important for me to be a part of the team and help as much as I can. I hope God will give more opportunities to participate in this project 🙏🏼 If you can help and do something for anyone who needs a help please do it. It is so important to share love ❤️ to humans who need it 🙏🏼✌🏻
Proud to be one of the regular cultural performers at Penn museum! Check out their grand opening g that includes blessings from a Mayan lineage shaman and an African spiritual elder, plus a performance of the deer dance! This is the new way and the right way to do museums...when they did a Lenape exhibit it was courage’s with our Lenape elders. So happy they share cultural exhibits so respectfully with the public! #mayan#african#museum#philadelphia#indigenous#lenape#respectmatters#representationmatters
#Belize cave containing the sparkling, calcite covered skeletons of Mayan children, sacrificed to the rain god,Discovered in 1989.
The skeletons range in age from one year old to adult. Four of those sacrificed are infants between the ages of one and three, some of them stuffed into crevices and small adjoining caves. There is one child of seven, a teenager of fifteen who appears to have been bound before being killed, a twenty-year-old, and the rest are adults between the ages of thirty and forty-five. Many of the younger skeletons show signs of cranial deformation or “skull shaping,” giving their heads a slightly elongated alien look.
Almost all were killed by blunt trauma to the head, with some having had their entire skulls crushed. While the precise dating of the skeletons is difficult (due to their being essentially cemented to the cave floor by calcite) most of the pottery found at the site dates from between 700 and 900 AD, which is likely when the bodies found here were sacrificed.
Farther into the cave is perhaps the most famous of these long-dead Maya, the skeleton of an eighteen-year-old girl known as the “The Crystal Maiden.” She is unique in her positioning and the fact that two of her vertebrae are crushed. Because of this researchers believe she may have died in a particularly violent manner and then been thrown or tossed onto the ground, where she has lain for at least the last 1,100 years. The skeleton has been there so long, in fact, that it has been completely calcified, giving her bones a sparkling, slightly plump look and inspiring the name “The Crystal Maiden.”
It is unknown what the circumstances of the sacrifices were, though some believe they were to appease the rain god Chac, or possibly the gods of the underworld.
The name Actun Tunichil Muknal translates as “Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre,” and the locals know it as “Xibalba” after the Mayan underworld. The Crystal Cave was traditionally believed to be an entrance to hell, a deep fissure in the earth filled with rivers of blood and scorpions. This was the domain of the Mayan death gods, the subterranean court of the “Lords of #Xibalba .” #archaeology#forensicanthropology#mayan
~ I was scrolling through Instagram one day and wound up on Cecilia’s @cecilia_paints page. I loved what she was creating and wanted her to join us in Akumal. I’m so glad she said yes! This is her mural painted in the high school in Akumal Pueblo for the 2019 @akumalartsfestival . Stunning!! 🔥
Пробую рисовать маркерами :) Думаю, в скором времени, взяться за нарисовку комикса на Мексиканскую тему :) 🌵🌹🌞
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The Mayan kingdom is at the height of its opulence and power but the foundations of the empire are beginning to crumble. The leaders believe they must build more temples and sacrifice more people or their crops and citizens will die. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood), a peaceful hunter in a remote tribe, is captured along with his entire village in a raid. He is scheduled for a ritual sacrifice until he makes a daring escape and tries to make it back to his pregnant wife and son.
Living in the states, it’s so easy to forget how big and how old the world is beyond our “borders”. There’s so much culture here and so much to learn when you open your mind. Today we had a chat with a Mayan elder who explained some of the symbolism behind the Mayan calendar and zodiac, as well as the plight of the indigenous Mayans and their struggle to maintain their culture.
2 911 August, 2019
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El Castillo | 550 AD
El Castillo is a Mesoamerican step-pyramid that dominates the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán. The pyramid served as a temple to the god Kukulkan, the Yucatec Maya Feathered Serpent deity.
This glorious step pyramid demonstrates the accuracy and importance of Maya astronomy. The temple has 365 steps—one for each day of the year.
[Guardián de la selva].
Desde el corazón de la jungla nace este guerrero, emerge de las ruinas del Templo Maya de Maintzunum, para proteger un santuario invaluable, el Parque Nacional Bocawina, en Belice 🇧🇿, área natural protegida que alberga una gran cantidad de flora y fauna imprescindible para la protección de la biodiversidad de nuestro planeta 🌎🌱.
En la actualidad nuestro sistema de consumo está generando un impacto directo sobre la tierra, exterminando áreas naturales en todo el mundo, somos la única especie en peligro de extinguirlo todo, tomemos conciencia a tiempo, protejamos la naturaleza, todos somos responsables.