Category: Stories

Why Sugar Skulls?

Before Christianity, every culture in the world had some kind of celebration to remember their ancestors, usually combined with harvest and the change of seasons. The Celts and the Aztecs included. By the way neither the Celts nor the Aztecs...

All Hallow’s Eve – Day of the Dead

They are both pagan festivals to honor the ancestors, give thanks for the harvest, involve children, and bring the community together. All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween, has its roots in an older, pagan tradition, called Nos Calan Gaeaf , Welsh for...

Pre-Hispanic and Elusive Maya Blue Color

As described in an article By Devon Van Houten Maldonado17th August 2018. In the 1500s in Europe, Lapis lazuli was the only blue pigment used on paintings, majolica, tiles, textiles. It was incredibly expensive but also extremely laborious to make...

Native American Carmine Color

The third-most valuable export from Mexico to Spain, after gold and silver was Cochinille [“cactus blood” in Nahuatl] It is one of the most expensive pigments in the world; made from an insect [nocheztli in Nahuatl] that grows on a...

Columbus Day

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is one of the most controversial events in history. If you look at this image, you can see why. One day, “Columbus landed in what is now the Bahamas, and informed the the Arawak/Taíno people that from that...