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Mayahuel     old version by Cangrejo-Volador Mayahuel     old version by Cangrejo-Volador
Aztec Godess of the Maguey

Mayahuel lived in te sky with her evil grandmother, a tzintzimitl (evil stars enemies of the Sun). The beatiful young woman falls in love with Quetzalcoatl and runs away with him, her grandmother founds them under a tree, and sends her tzitzimime companions to kill them. both lovers tried to escape but Mayahuel is captured and murdered by the evil stars. Her remains are recovered by Quetzalcoatl, who buries them in a safe place, after doing so, from her remains borns the first Maguey plant.

How is it that a woman that becomes a Godess was of such importance for the aztecs? well the Maguey was a plant of abundance, many things were made out of the plant: Liquor, candy, clothing, materials, needles, paper, etc. Even today Mayahuel is related to the divine plant since Mescal and Tequila are made out of it.

Mayahuel is an example of love and sacrifice in ancient Mexico.

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Diosa Azteca del Maguey

Mayahuel vivia en el cielo con su malvada abuela, una Tzitzimitl, (estrellas enemigas del Sol). La bella joven se enamora de Quetzalcoatl and huye con hel, si abuela, los descubre najo un árbol, y manda a sus compañeros tzitzimimes para matarlos. Ambos amantes tratan de escapar, pero Mayahuel es capturada y asesinada por las estrellas. Sus restos son recogidos por Quetzalcoatl quien los entierra, despues de hacer estom de sus restos nace la primera planta de Maguey.

Como es que una mujer convertida en Dios llego a ser de tanta importancia para los aztecas? bueno el Maguey era una planta de la abundancia, muchas cosas se hacian de la planta: licor, dulce, ropa, materiales, agujas, papel, etc. Incluso hoy en dia Mayahuel esta relacionada a la divina planta ya que el Mescal y el Tequila se obtienen de ella.

Mayahuel es un ejemplo de amor y sacrificio en Mexico antiguo
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Idimmu-Xul Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is a stunning work! I really dig your realistic-styled approach to Mesoamerican art.
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Nagneto Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous doesn't even begin to cover it.
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
SHE'S AWESOME. AWESOME I SAAY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOA THIS IS AMAAAAZING.
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nicantlaca Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
ay ya yay que me qemo hehe
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Xolotzin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Simplemente sexy!!
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jasmaya Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Excelente trabajo (No mams... esta poca madr...!)! Bastante inspiracional!
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TalithaKumi Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
si son de las leyedas que al menos a mi me hace llorar ;^;
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Very lovely work. :)
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grakhor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
great work ;)
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micheldani Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Jonathan,
I'm your fellow classmate at animatin mentor.
I really like your work, and I feel that you have a grasp of color and composition.
But i feel that you need to work a bit on your style in order to perfect it.
Do you know the magazine ImagineFX. I've been reading it for a while and it has helped me a lot in refining my work.

keep up the good work and i'll be seeing you at AM.
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