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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