24 de julho de 2009

Acompanhando o Sol


"Those who died in sacrifice traveled to Tlillan Tlapallan, "The Land of the Black and Red," the paradise of the warriors. Those who died in war, sacrifice, and childbirth were considered to have died warriors' deaths, whatever their occupation in life. Tlillan Tlapallan refers to the black of the night and the red of the sunrise (also symbolic colors of wisdom). There, those who died as warriors would live in luxury and be given the glory of accompanying the sun on his daily journey across the sky. After four years of this paradise, one would be reborn as a hummingbird or butterfly. This was considered the ultimate life of luxury, to flit about through the sky and sip the nectar of the sweetest flowers. "

Fonte: YouTube e The Aztec Gateway

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