Guerrero Jaguar

    Newer Older

    place: Photo studio
    Particular colection. Mexico City

    photo: JuanRojo-toltequita
    serie- toltecas

    larry&flo and Elisa´s caramel added this photo to their favorites.

    1. PetWerewolf 103 months ago | reply

      Charming as such artefacts may be they're not exactly the real thing. They're fun as souvenirs but should you be looking for more serious stuff I can recommend a line of official INAH approved replicas of precolumbian artefacts. I own three pieces myself.

      You can see them on this site. Most bigger museums sell them.

      I own this one, this one and one very similar to this one.

    2. toltequita 103 months ago | reply

      Thats, i like the idea, the page is good idea, but so expensive for the replicas, for all abot thanks.
      the INAH is not the best choice for a mexican people like me

    3. PetWerewolf 103 months ago | reply

      I must say I only was able to buy them because the prices at the Museo Nacional de Antrpología e Historia were heavily reduced.

    4. toltequita 103 months ago | reply

      Ok, Pet douyou speak and write spanish?

    5. PetWerewolf 103 months ago | reply

      I know some words, but I hope to learn more once my Mexican girlfriend Stregoika has moved in with me :-)

    6. toltequita 103 months ago | reply

      Felicidades pasala muy bien con tu novia!!!!

      you really know too much about our cultures, i like it, you are the example to the mexican people, and thanks for yours coments

    7. PetWerewolf 103 months ago | reply

      Thanks! I think Mexicans and especially the indígenas have a lot of history to be proud of but sadly don't know a lot about it. I guess you don't learn a lot about the history before Cortés in school?
      I also have noticed some Mexicans (and especially indígenas who work for example as guide at the ruins) feel uneasy or ashamed about the human sacrifices, but I think it's just a fact of history and not something to be judged. Besides, the sacrifice of humans in one way or another certainly is not unique to prehispanic cultures of Mexico but happened at some point in history in a lot of cultures worldwide. It is an intriguing phenomenon and shocking from our ethnocentric point of view but not something to be ashamed of.

      I also noticed that most Mexicans are not very interested in the prehispanic past and at a lot of the ruins you can often see hippies and fake/charlatan "shamans" that have little to do with the actual indigenous cultures. The real shamans are to be found in the most isolated indígena villages that still hold on to some prehispanic traditions and I think they mostly prefer to be left alone instead of being bothered by hippies or New Agers :P

    8. Patricia Teller 95 months ago | reply

      I like your photo and learned something from your dialogue with PetWerewolf.

    9. toltequita 95 months ago | reply

      Pt Harriet: very thanks for your coments, my friend PetWerewolf know much abouy us
      Ancient Mexico :-D

    10. toltequita 95 months ago | reply

      Oshcan thanks .)

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts