Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Peru and Mexico


http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/mmp/index.htm

Here is a website that shows the myths and legends of these two countries we are studying this week. read up on one of the legends and summarize it here.

20 comments:

  1. I read a myth from the Ancient Mexicans called "The Haunting Mothers". It is about how in most myths all that is talked about is either gods or supernatural beings. But, in this story they talk about Ciuapipiltins, which are spirits of the women who died in childbed, a death high venerated by the Mexicans. These spirits were said to be malevolent, probably because the moon goddess was evil in her tendencies, and they were regarded as possessing an affinity toward her.

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  2. I read A Thrilling Pursuit of the ancient mexicans. This myth is about Nezahualcoyotl who has been in hiding, in a hut. Even though the hut was searched, they didn't check below a heap of maguey fibre. Maxtla ordered a search for his escaped prisoner and would be offering a large reward and "along with a fair estate and the hand of a noble lady, and the unhappy prince was forced to seek safety in the mountainous country between Tezcuco and Tlascala." Nezahualcoyotl spent days hiding, and even once hid inside a drum, but soon experienced a change of fortune. "The tyrannous Maxtla had rendered himself highly unpopular by his many oppressions, and the people in the territories he. had annexed were by no means contented under his rule."

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  3. I read the myth of the The Mexican Noah from the ancient Mexicans. On the first year of the Ce-calli, the mountain was submerged in water for fifty-two springs. Later, Titlacahuan ordered Nata and Nena to make straightway hollow out a large cypress. When Nata and Nena were in there and finished eating, they built a fire and were roasting fish. Two gods were exclaiming and wondering why they were smoking the heavens, so they went to Titlacahuan to tell him. Titlacahuan then immediately turned them into dogs.

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/mmp/mmp06.htm

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  4. I read the myth about Yacatecutli. Yacatecultia was the Patron of traveler's of the merchant class. The merchants worshipped him by pilling their staves together and sprinkling on the heap blood from their noses and ears. The staff was his symbol.

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  5. Tiffany3 and Kyla3March 2, 2010 at 10:27 AM

    We read a myth about the Mexican idea of the creation. It stated that the "Lord and Lady of our Flesh" were Tonacatecutli and Tocacaciuatl. These beings occupied the first place in the calendar, which means that they are the origin of all created things. The myth also says that "before ever were years or days, the world lay in darkness. All things were orderless, and a water covered the slime and ooze that the earth then was."

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  6. The Peruvian Amazon in Peru is a home to mysteries and myths. One of them is the El Tunchi. El Tunchi protects the rainforest. According to myth, if you whistle a specific melody there, bad things will happen. You will literally freak out. If your behavior is good, you will not be harmed much. Just do not harm flora and fauna. Flora and fauna refer to wildlife.

    http://journalperu.com/?p=536

    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-flora-and-fauna.htm

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  7. Aztec myths were thought to be broken up into a number of aeons, each of which depended upon the period of a sun.No on eis sure but there is said to be four suns or epochs, During each of these sons a national disaster occured like floods, famine, tempest, or fire. The aztecs feared that the veon might end at the end of 52 years. Till now the amount of years passsed has been calculated to: 15,228, 2386, or 1404 solar years

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  8. lauren5, Sean5, Maddie5March 2, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    In the Ixtlilxochitl legend of the creation they believed that there was a Lord of All Existence, named Tloque Nahuaque. This lord created the universe, stars, mountains and the animals. They also said that Tloque Nahuaque made the first woman and man at the same time, but then the "water-sun" destroyed the earth. So Huehue Tlapallan created a new earth that was then reminded from the "wind-sun" that earthquakes can shack the earth and destroy the earth.

    http://history-world.org/aztec3.htm

    http://www.san.beck.org/11-1-Mayans,Aztecs,Incas.html

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  9. Juliette3 Natalia3March 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    The Aztecs, were a nomad tribe but probably of Nahua blood. Wandering over the Mexican plateau , they settled in the marshlands near the Lake of Tezcuco. The name Aztecâ means " Crane People," and was bestowed upon the tribe by the Tecpanecs. They founded the town of Tenochtitlan, and for a while paid tribute to the Tecpanecs. But later they became the most powerful allies of that people.

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  10. I read Ixtlilxochitl's Legend of the Creation. In this story it talks about how the ''water-sun'' destroyed the first earth. Its said that the "wind-sun" created mighty earthquakes shook the world and destroyed the earth-giants. Tloque Nahuaque (Lord of All Existence) created the first people in the new world. There for all people are descendants from the first earth.

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  11. Excellent citation style matt5 and EricN5! Unfortunately, other groups got points off again for poor edit and final publishing skills. Lots of errors with punctuation again, and in some cases, grammar and spelling.

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  12. Myths of the Maya: The creation Story
    This myth is the myth of how the earth was created. It was said that the gods that the mayan believed in said earth and a solid land was created. Then as a group the decided to create animals and all the resources they needed. Then they turned their focus on farming and what man needed to farm and produce crops that were necessary to mankind. But the gods became angry and all the waters and lands became swollen. There was this bird that ripped out the peoples eyes and hurt the people. This is the myth.

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/mmp/mmp08.htm

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  13. I read the Myth of The Sacrificed Princess. The Aztecs of Mexico worshipped their war-god. They believed that in times of calamity, the god demanded a sacrifice of the noblest in the land. The people wanted to sacrifice the princess for their god. The king thought that his daughter was to become the mother of the war-god. But, little did he know, that his daughter was sacrificed. Her skin was used to cloth the priests. Once the king saw his murdered daughter, he fled the temple and morned his daughter for the rest of his life.

    http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/features/hiddenuniverse/transcripts/hiddenuniverse-ep008.pdf

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  14. The myth that I read was called A Thrilling Pursuit. This passage was about Nezahualcoyotl. He has been hiding in a hut where whee people were trying to find him, but they didn't find him when the people looked in the hut because they did not check the maguey fibrebecause it was underneath the heap. Later, a man named Maxtla ordered epople to find him because he was an escaped prisoner. The bride for the person that would find him, was "a fair estate and the hand of a noble lady, and the unhappy prince was forced to seek safety in the mountainous country between Tezcuco and Tlascala." Nezahualcoyotl was in hiding for many days and in many stange places. Eventually, he was placed with good luck.

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  15. I read the myth about the Sacrificed Princess. The war-god was worshiped by the Aztecs. They believed in sacrificing land, and the princess for the gods. The king believed that if he sacrificed his daughter to the gods then his daughter would become the mother of the war-god. But the king was not aware that his daughters skin was used to cloth the priests. He soon left the kingdom and never returned, mourning his daughter for the rest of his life.

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  16. I read the myth in Peru, about the Thunder God. This god is worshipped in many parts all over the country of Peru. Among many villages across Peru, the Thunder God was known by other names. Such as in the Collao villlage, he was known as the Con. In Bolivia he was called Churoquella, and near the coast he was known as Pariacaca. As any other God, sacrifices were made in his honor. Burnt llamas were offered to him, after many hurling rains and hails hitting Peru. Once this storm ended it created the great lake of Pariacaca.

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  17. I read a myth about The aztecs. they were in many regions and broke apart each of them depends on a period of the sun. No one is sure but they were said to be four suns. Each son made a natural disaster happen. The aztecs thought that the Veon would end in 52 years. It has been calculated and 1500 years has gone by and nothing has happen.

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  18. The myth called The Last of the Cocomes is about how Mayapan attempted to gather surviving troops to further defend their territory. The city of Chichen-Itza was the people they fought against. When they heard that the Cocomes were coming to fight them, they abandoned everything and ran away. From previous battles they knew how viciously they fight and were sick of it so they avoided them.

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  19. I read the mexican myth The Poet Prince. In this myth, Nezahualcoyotl, a great monarch and wise man had his son executed. His son was the heir to the crown and became intrigued by one of his fathers wives. He wrote her many love poems, to which she responded back with the same feeling. Since she was one of the more beautiful wives, Nezahualcoyotl had his sons fate decided by the high court. They came to the decision that he should have the death sentence. After his son was dead, he shut himself up in his palace and sealed up his sons home.

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  20. gillian and emily 3April 20, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    In the myth The Poet Prince it tells about how a great wise monarch had his son executed. His son wrote one of his father's wives a love letter because she was very beautiful. He was sent court and they decided he should be killed. After his son's death the great monarch, Nezahulacoyotl fell into a great depression and sealed up his son's home.

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