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Tag Archives: Mexico
Southern and Central Mexicans honor their ancestors
The Mexican Day of the Dead is actually celebrated over two days, Nov.1 and Nov. 2, in Central and Southern Mexico. Legend holds that at midnight on Oct. 31, the gates of heaven fly open and release the souls of those … Continue reading
The secrets of the Mayans reveal death traditions steeped in beauty, creativity and the "transcendence of death"
Paris, 2012 — Thousands of miles away from his native Mexico, at the Pinacothèque museum, the eyes of a Mayan god meet those of spectators from around the world. He is a part of an exhibit that reveals, for the … Continue reading
Janine's fiancé died just before their wedding — and she found a unique, powerful way to grieve
“I began to develop a plan,” explained Matt Adcock, “one that would involve a symbolic and ceremonial liberation from grief.” It’s important to understand that Adcock does not work in the funeral industry — nor does he work in counseling, … Continue reading
We explore the elements of a contemporary Zapotec Funeral
Earlier this month, SevenPonds discussed the rich, ancient history of the Zapotec people and their perspectives on death and dying. Then we wondered: what is the current status of the Zapotec cultural precense, particularly surrounding death, dying, and funerals? “It … Continue reading
How the first Chihuahuas became totems of a good death in Aztec and Mayan art
When we look at the relationships humans create with their objects, we almost always uncover a sort of totemism—a deeper, worshiped meaning applied to something inanimate. And while the word totem may evoke the towering, carved pine poles of Alaska, … Continue reading