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Aviary at the Gates of Heaven: Examining the Bird Symbolism in the Thoth Empress Card
"This card, summed up, may be called the Gate of Heaven." Book of Thoth, p. 77. Eight birds adorn the fourth card of the Thoth Deck Major Arcana, The Empress. These eight birds, their variant symbology united, point at one overarching meaning -- as...
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
Harding, Deborah
Deborah Harding began gardening alongside her parents when she was just able to walk. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two daughters. She writes articles on herbal concerns for magazines and web-zines, and gives lectures and workshops on growing herbs...
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Arcane Ruminations
Special Plates Notice how each particle moves. Notice how everyone has just arrived here from a journey. Notice how each wants a different food. Notice how the stars vanish as the sun comes up, and how all streams stream toward the ocean. Look at the chefs...
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
The Muses
Nine Goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, charged with overseeing intellectual and artistic endeavor: Erato, Euterpe, Kalliope, Klio, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania. The realms of the muses: Erato Love Poetry Euterpe Lyric...
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How Odin Became Santa Claus: Symbolism and Pagan Origins of a Gift-Giving Saint
The story begins in the northern regions of Europe where the supreme god Odin, also known as Wodan among the German tribes, reigned. (He still lives among us in Wednesday, which is Wodan’s day). Odin/Wodan was the god of wisdom, magick and occult knowledge,...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
King Arthur and the Cymry Heroes
The Celtic Britons called themselves the Cymry, which meant "fellow countrymen" in their Celtic tongue. Once Roman rule ended in Britain in about 410 A.D., a power vacuum developed, leading to the onslaught of Germanic invasions by Angles and Saxons,...
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The Aesthetics of Conquest: Aztec Poetry Before and After Cortés
“Our Death is in our Wombs:” the Aztec womb as a Locus of Creation
his own temples, his own “places of vigil” (Sahagún 1950-1982: 6:3).
The Clash of Cultures: Moctezuma Hosts Cortés
Read literature that reflects the uniqueness, diversity, and integrity of the American experience. OBJECTIVE(S). Students will read and respond to Aztec poetry.
Born in the Blood: On Native American Translation
Marcia Haag 348. 16 Translating an Esoteric Idiom: The Case of Aztec Poetry. John Bierhorst 370.
Flower and Song of the Aztec People

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at Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The intricate composition by Joseph Julian Gonzalez is based on liturgy of the Roman Catholic High Mass and the Cantares Mexicanos, a collection of pre- and post-conquest Aztec poetry.

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Aztec Poetry
Nov 13, 2005 Poetry in the Aztec world was known as "flower and song," the Nahuatl (Aztec language) metaphors for art and symbolism.
Aztec Poetry (1) - Mexicolore
Aztec (or Nahua) poetry had two broad categories, secular and religious.
Nahuatl Poems / in xóchitl in cuicatl: Flower and Song
Presented here are a number of Aztec poems, ritual chants, and songs, along with brief commentaries and poetic analysis.
Hungry Coyote
The Heights of Hungry Coyote, poet of Ancient Mexico contains translations of Aztec poems and biography of the poet Nezahualcoyotl.
FAMSI - Ancient American Poets - John Curl - The Flower Songs of
This book presents a survey of indigenous poetry that focuses on three Amerindian poets.

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