An awesome visual guide to Mexican traditions, holidays, folklore and more.  A great resource to learn about the culture of #mexico.

An awesome visual guide to Mexican traditions, holidays, folklore and more. A great resource to learn about the culture of mexico.

The great Aztec Sun Stone (12 feet in diameter) was unearthed in Mexico in 1790 and remains one of the most remarkable vestiges of the Aztec Empire ever found.

The great Aztec Sun Stone feet in diameter) was unearthed in Mexico in 1790 and remains one of the most remarkable vestiges of the Aztec Empire ever found.

getting back to my roots -A Mexican in Aztec costume during the flame ceremony in the Panamerican games at the dig of Teotihuacan, Mexico. photo: Henry Romero/reuters/scanpix

A Mexican in Aztec Costume During the Flame Ceremony (Panamerican Games, Teotihuacan, Mexico) -Henry Romero (Reuters & Scanpix)

After the rise of the Aztec Triple Alliance, the Tenochca Mexica (that is, the inhabitants of Tenochtitlan), assumed a senior position over their two allied cities — Tlatelolco and Tlacopan. Description from heritagedaily.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

MEXICA: Mexica (Meh-shee-kah) is the original Nahuatl (the so-called Aztec language) way of pronouncing Mexican, Mexicano, and Chicano and Chicana. The Mexica was the last of our great Anahuac.

Aztec Mayan Jaguar SKULL Day of the Dead Mexican Folk Art pottery statue figure

Aztec Mayan Jaguar SKULL Day of the Dead Mexican Folk Art pottery statue figure

Latin Tattoo, Aztec Culture, Mexican Skull Art, Mexican Folk Art, Skull Tattoos, Sugar Skulls, Alternative Art, Day Of The Dead, Statues

Climb to the top of an Aztec Temple and then have my picture taken on the sacrificial stone!

Climb to the top of an Aztec Temple and then have my picture taken on the sacrificial stone!

Xolos were considered sacred dogs by the Aztecs, Toltecs, Maya and other groups. They were also useful companion animals. According to Aztec mythology, the deity Xolotl made the Xoloitzcuintli from a sliver of the Bone of Life from which all mankind was made. Xolotl gave this gift to Man with the instruction to guard it with his life and in exchange it would guide Man through the dangers of Mictlan, the world of Death, toward the Evening Star in the Heavens. Some people in Mexico continue to…

Xolos were considered sacred dogs by the Aztecs, Toltecs, Maya and other groups…

The Olmec culture was the first great Mesoamerican civilization, developing along Mexico's gulf coast from about 1200-400 B.C. before going into a mysterious decline. The Olmec were very talented artists & sculptors who are today best remembered for their monumental stonework and cave paintings.

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