Mole ( Náhuatl: Molli, salsa)
"…la ofrenda o comida del Dios Xiuhtecuhtli, que es el fuego y poníanla ordenada delante el hogar, que eran cabezas de gallina…con su molli…" -
Fray Bernardino de Sahagún
Mayan Women in Art
In 2004, the murals of Calakmul were discovered, there was a woman of the Mayan nobles dressed in a blue transparent color, the color blue was the funeral and in accordig with my translation the mayan hieroglyph text says Ul-Ku -u Ba-Ix Sac Chan, which translates as the Sacred Atole of the Lady of the North. Refers to the atole that offers women noble to his people, in a ceremony that reminds us of the relationship between the power and the food in th agricultural Mayan World
Fotografía del descubrimiento de Coyolxauhqui, diosa mexica lunar
Xochimilco: Place Where Flowers Are Cultivated
One of 32 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico, Xochimilco, which literally means ‘place where flowers are cultivated’ in Nahuatl, preserves the ancient tradition of chinampas, the floating gardens built by the Xochimilcas in the 13th century.
“The zone of Xochimilco … is the only remaining reminder of the lacustrine landscape of the Aztec capital, where the [Spanish invaders] destroyed the monuments and drained the canals. On the edge of the residual lake of Xochimilco, and in the midst of a network of small canals, are still some chinampas. This half-natural, half-artificial landscape is now an ‘ecological reserve,’” writes UNESCO.
Xochimilco bonito is a beautiful reminder of our ancestor’s ingenuity and intelligence. Authorities of Mexico City and the federal government of Mexico need to do everything in their ability to protect this ecological reserve from further erosion and contamination.
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