Hatuey is a native American hero. One of the first native to rebel against the savage Europeans. This unfortunately cost his life as he was burned at the stake alive.when given one last chance to accept Jesus he told the priest “I rather go to hell”

learn more about the Legend of Hatuey:

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The Dresden Codex. Mayan Astrological, Ritualistic Manuscript. 1500s.

Maya codices (singular codex) are folding books or manuscripts stemming from the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, written in Maya hieroglyphic script on Mesoamerican bark cloth. The codices are the products of professional scribes working under the patronage of deities such as the Tonsured Maize God and the Howler Monkey Gods. There were many codices in existence at the time of the Spanish conquest of Yucatán in the 16th century, however most were destroyed by the Conquistadors. Today only four Mayan manuscripts exist worldwide, of which the oldest and best preserved is the Dresden Codex, held in the collections of the Saxon State and University Library in Germany. The manuscript was purchased for the Dresden court library in 1739 in Vienna, as a “Mexican book.” In 1853 it was identified as a Mayan manuscript. Consisting of 39 leaves, inscribed on both sides, the manuscript originally was folded in an accordion-like manner. The codex depicts hieroglyphs and numerals and figures, and contains ritual and divination calendars, calculations of the phases of Venus, eclipses of the sun and moon, instructions relating to new-year ceremonies, and descriptions of the locations of the Rain God. -World Library

San Francisco de Asís, in Ranchos de Taos, San José de Gracia in Las Trampas and a morada in Chamita, Nuevo México. The San José church was built by my ancestors un the late 18th century, the famous San Francisco church has been maintained by Garcia’s for hundreds of years, and the morada is in Chamita. A chicano neighborhood established at the end of the 1500’s. The neighborhood my family is from. My roots.

Heads or Tails by Alonzo Rodriguez

A painting I purchased from my Homie and someone I consider to be amongst the dopest Chicano artists out there. Very humble and very real with it. Having been in the same position as the vato in the piece, this one really spoke to me when I saw it. Hopefully I can acquire more of his work in the future.

Sarita Colonia. Peruvian folk saint

El Niño Compadrito. A mummified child venerated as a Folk Saint in Cuzco, Peru.


7th Annual Mexico City Alebrije Parade

About 250 giant alebrijes, name for the brightly colored sculptures first created by folk artist Pedro Linares in the 1930s, marched down the streets of Mexico City on Saturday as part of the 7th Annual Desfile de Alebrijes Monumentales sponsored by the Museo de Arte Popular.

Photos via Instagram users Gabriela AG, Alberto Contreras, neptuno11, Andrés Moreno, Paulina Madrazo, Cynthia Martinez; Twitter user Edwin Duarte.

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Oh sí, all throwing jeños, hahaha…
The way both of my boys do plaid 👽💚


Tibetan Ceremonial Skulls.

Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism uses human bones and skulls in particular for a number of rituals and ceremonies. The skulls can be simply carved or also decorated with silver, bronze and semi-precious stones. A whole skull is called a “yama”, while a cup obtained from the upper half of it is called a “kapala”.

Yamas are used to take a curse off a family or to guide souls in the nether world. They get their name from the Hindu god of death Yama.

Kapalas are usually filled with offerings of wine and dough (in the shape of ears, eyes and tongues), symbolising the blood and flesh, in order to pacify angry deities. They are also used in rituals aimed at obtaining spiritual enlightenment. 

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