Friday, September 18, 2015

Quotes from _The Flower and the Scorpion_ #8

"The process of living inevitably brought one into contact with tlazolli. Maize grew from the mud, from the body of the tainted earth deity. One linked oneself with the earth by eating cultivated foods and also by acts of tlalticpaccayotl, 'earthliness'-sexual activity.The souls of unweaned children free from these contaminations could go back up to the creator deity's heaven; others were in effect claimed by the earth and had to go down into mictlan [the land of the dead, the underworld]."

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