Nezahualcóyotl, a Toltec Ruler and Philosopher

By Kirby Vickery on the August 2020 Edition So often, when folks travel through Mexico and Central America while searching for all these wonderful ruins left behind by all these wonderful Mesoamerican tribes and nations, they find so much and so many that entire nations slip by almost as if they weren’t there. It’s sort of […]

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From the Aztec: The legend of How Music Came to the World

By Kirby Vickery on the May 2020 Edition There were two powerful gods within the Aztec pantheon whom sometimes fought and sometimes didn’t. As it happened, they met on a very windy, high plain one day. This would stand to reason, as one of them was Tezcatlipoca, the sky god, and the other was Quetzalcoatl, the god […]

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Mesoamerican Witchcraft – Spooks and Goblin

By Kirby Vickery on the November 2019 Edition To use the word, ‘witchcraft’ with any of the Mesoamerican cultures could almost be called a misnomer. Witchcraft, by its nature and conceptual origins, is purely Old World. The meaning of the word is so broad-based that to try to fit it into a single category of Mesoamerican […]

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The Jaguar (Báalam) and The Skunk (Zorrino) A Mayan Folktale

By Kirby Vickery on the September 2019 Edition A lady Zorrino (Skunk) had a small son named Tak Zóachil, which he shortened to ‘Tak’, and an even smaller daughter named Ti’ Tu’. As luck would have it, this young skunk was baptized by his mother’s good friend and compadre, a gentleman Báalam (Jaguar). One day, it […]

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