ARTS AND CULTURE

In the site of Xcambó, in the coast of the state of Yucatan, contemporary offerings were found that could allude to the cult of these small beings, which can be represented by figurines of 5 to 20 centimeters in height, made of clay, wax, stone, wood, cloth or corn leaves, in addition to nine drops of blood from the little...

Mathias Goeritz, who in addition to being a sculptor and architect, was also a poet, art historian, and Mexican painter. Although his most important contributions are located in 'Emotional Architecture', Goeritz has always had a great interest in constructive abstraction, a fact that allowed him to build a map of signs in Mexico City.

Attack on Titan is undoubtedly the anime of the moment among all fans of the genre, with an ending that is getting closer and closer and that has caused all kinds of tributes among fans, as is the case of this amazing mural that has been made in one of the streets of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Pedro Infante is one of the most emblematic figures of Mexican golden cinema, besides being a great actor, his vocal talent was what most distinguished him from the rest, and above all, he was a legend of the ranchera song, so much so that he was nicknamed the "immortal idol" because to date there has been no one who...

Spiritists, witches, shamans, priests, healers, and even clairvoyants inhabit an obscure, but not little known, quadrant of Mexican politics. These characters, who dominate in the magical, mystical, esoteric, metaphysical, occult, or supernatural thinking that has prevailed in the history of Mexico since pre-Hispanic cultures, are a silent -and...

The piñata has its origins in China, where during the New Year images of cows or oxen were represented, which were filled with seeds. The mandarin was in charge of breaking them and success in this task meant a good harvest. Afterwards, the piñatas were burned and the seeds were collected by the people who kept them at home throughout...

Candlemas Day culminates the cycle of Christmas festivities within the Catholic Church, but a look at its celebration in Mexico reveals very particular aspects that include syncretism with pre-Hispanic rites, making it a complex festivity, since its essence also merges the Hebrew and Christian faiths, and even pagan cults coming from the Island of...

The Three Wise Men - Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltazar - are the result of an invention of the Catholic Church that, in Mexico, developed after the Conquest as part of the evangelization process, so the Indians did not care if they worshiped Jesus Christ or Quetzalcoatl; they simply needed to believe in something.

The Mexica honored Huitzilopochtli very much; they knew his origin, his beginning was in this way. A direct translation from the Nahuatl by Dr. Miguel León-Portilla). Taken from Justino Fernández, " An Introduction to Coyolxauhqui", Studies in Nahuatl Culture (Mexico: UNAM, 1963), Vol. IV, pp 37-53. (Florentine Codex, Lib. III. Ch. I).

Considered for several centuries as uncivilized peoples, the Otomi Chichimec groups preserve a peculiar intangible cultural heritage, which unlike Mesoamerican cultures whose cosmogony has corn as a significant element, in these groups the most transcendent element is water and it is usually linked to the symbolic sphere in the diversity of ritual...