Mexican Marigolds

Mexican Marigolds

By Kirby Vickery from the November 2017 Edition Have you ever looked into a marigold flower and wondered just how many petals it has? The Aztecs did and discovered that there are anywhere up to 280 of them in a...
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“R”-Rated Aztec Mythological Stories of Worse

“R”-Rated Aztec Mythological Stories of Worse

By Kirby Vickery from the October 2017 Edition Almost every people have, and then leave behind, their mythological stories. Some are fanciful, some are fun, and some are educational. Most tell a story of why something is the way it is...
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Quetzalcoatl’s Return

Quetzalcoatl’s Return

By Kirby Vickery from the May 2017 Edition Quetzalcoatl (pron. Quet-zal-co-at) was one of the most important gods in ancient Mesoamerica. The god known as the Plumed Serpent is a mixture of bird and rattlesnake. Quetzalcoatl’s name is a combination...
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Aztec Music

Aztec Music

By Kirby Vickery from the April 2017 Edition Happy spring time everyone. It is the time for nature’s rebirth and the lands are full of life, music, color (or colour depending), dance and happiness. One of the more flamboyant styles...
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The Aztec and the Ant

The Aztec and the Ant

By Kirby Vickery from the March 2017 Edition The Aztec mythological ‘Beginning’ fables are one of the most complete sets of stories in the world. Mythologically, they tied everything back to being a gift of the gods. Even though there...
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Volcano of Fire

Volcano of Fire

By Kirby Vickery from the February 2017 Edition I wanted to be able to tie in Aztec mythology into to the eruptions of Volcán de Colima which is also known as Volcán de Fuego in recognition of its almost constant...
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Aztlán

Aztlán

By Manzanillo Sun Writer from the December 2016 Edition Aztlán (from Nahuatl: Aztl n, [ ast ɬa ː n ]) is the legendary ancestral home of the Aztec peoples. Aztecah is the Nahuatl word for “people from Aztlán”. The place,...
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Huitzilopochtli, The God of War

Huitzilopochtli, The God of War

By Kirby Vickery from the November 2016 Edition In modern society, we have two magic numbers out there that have a constant effect on our very being in dealing with physical science. One of the numbers is Pi which is...
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A little as the Aztecs saw it

A little as the Aztecs saw it

By Kirby Vickery from the October 2016 Edition The culture of the Nahuatl speaking peoples is, at best, poorly understood by most modern folks. One of the prime reasons is the fact that the Mesoamerican god names are long and...
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The Manzanillo Quarantine

The Manzanillo Quarantine

By Manzanillo Sun Writer from the April 2016 Edition Leprosy has been a scourge of man for all antiquity, since well before biblical times. I remember movie scenes with Lepers, with badly misshapen faces and no fingers, begging in the...
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