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An awesome visual guide to Mexican traditions, holidays, folklore and more.  A great resource to learn about the culture of #mexico.

An awesome visual guide to Mexican traditions, holidays, folklore and more. A great resource to learn about the culture of #mexico.

getting back to my roots -A Mexican in Aztec costume during the flame ceremony in the Panamerican games at the dig of Teotihuacan, Mexico. photo: Henry Romero/reuters/scanpix

getting back to my roots -A Mexican in Aztec costume during the flame ceremony in the Panamerican games at the dig of Teotihuacan, Mexico. photo: Henry Romero/reuters/scanpix

VIKING - My Gods Don't Judge Me - They Respect Me

VIKING - My Gods Don't Judge Me - They Respect Me

Cochise - 1815-1874 Though actually pronounced K-you Ch-Ish, this Apache leader is second only to Geronimo when it comes to that tribe’s historical significance. Often described as having the classical Indian frame; muscular, large for the time, and known to wear his long, black hair in a traditional pony tail, Cochise aided in the uprising to resist intrusions by Mexicans and American in the 19th century.

Cochise - 1815-1874 Though actually pronounced K-you Ch-Ish, this Apache leader is second only to Geronimo when it comes to that tribe’s historical significance. Often described as having the classical Indian frame; muscular, large for the time, and known to wear his long, black hair in a traditional pony tail, Cochise aided in the uprising to resist intrusions by Mexicans and American in the 19th century.

Isabelle Perico Enjady, in a puberty dress. Chiricahua Apache, daughter of Perico, prisoner of war (POW), Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Isabelle Perico Enjady, in a puberty dress. Chiricahua Apache, daughter of Perico, prisoner of war (POW), Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Xochiquetzal ('Precious Flower Petal')    The beautiful Xochiquetzal is a jewel among the Aztecs, the goddess of  joyous love, sexuality and the joy of childbearing. A patron of womens' skills and arts, she is also the keeper of music, dance and artistic expression. She is the source of all beautiful things on earth and the most beloved of her pantheon. No man can resist her beauty and no god look on her without love; she embodies both as effortlessly as the butterflies that are her symbol.

Xochiquetzal ('Precious Flower Petal') The beautiful Xochiquetzal is a jewel among the Aztecs, the goddess of joyous love, sexuality and the joy of childbearing. A patron of womens' skills and arts, she is also the keeper of music, dance and artistic expression. She is the source of all beautiful things on earth and the most beloved of her pantheon. No man can resist her beauty and no god look on her without love; she embodies both as effortlessly as the butterflies that are her symbol.

Acoma Brave Pueblo Indian    "I add my breath to your breath that we shall be as one people." --Pueblo proverb    Acoma Pueblo people are believed to have descended from the Anasazi, Mogollon, and other ancient peoples.

Acoma Brave Pueblo Indian "I add my breath to your breath that we shall be as one people." --Pueblo proverb Acoma Pueblo people are believed to have descended from the Anasazi, Mogollon, and other ancient peoples.

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