Rituals

25 Mar 19
GirlOntheBus

Imagine waking to the running of river water… Living along a bustling harbour… Bobbing boats and sneaky birds take their place among fishermen… The smell of savoury street food coaxes you towards overhanging banners and steaming woks… Oriental colours, cloth and culture lure the mind to a dimension of vibrance and calm…And where do you possibly find […]

25 Mar 19
GPdI Perth

Ringkasan Khotbah Pdt.M.D.Wakkary Istilah Kristen kupu-kupu pertama kali saya dengar ketika retreat Mamre beberapa waktu lalu. Entah siapa yang pertama kali yang mempopulerkannya, tapi yang jelas istilah ini timbul semacam kritikan bagi jemaat gereja dewasa ini yang suka bergereja secara nomaden alias berpindah-pindah. Hal ini memang menjadi suatu kecendrungan yang menarik untuk dicermati, sebab semakin […]

25 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
A TREASURE trove of Aztec war sacrifices including a child discovered in a holy temple in Mexico City could point to an emperor’s royal tomb. Archaeologists have unearthed skeletons of a scarified boy dressed as the Aztec war god Huitzilopochtli, a stone box with that god’s emblem containing a scarified jaguar and a set of flint knives decorated with pearl, jade and green stone. These are the bones of a scarified nine-year-old boy dressed as the Aztec war god Huitzilopochtli discovered in a holy temple in Mexico City Inside the excavated stone box includes the bones of a jaguar with the circular emblem of the war god Aztec priests placed these offerings more than 500 years ago in a circular, ritual platform that was once at the steps of the temple during the reign of the empire’s most powerful ruler Ahuitzotl. Specialists believe the tomb could belong to empire’s greatest ruler – making it the first Aztec royal burial found. Elizabeth Boone, an ancient Mexico specialist at Tulane University, said: “You could have Ahuitzotl in that box.” It is also the site where the earliest historical accounts describe it as the final resting place for the Aztec kings. Lead archaeologist Leonardo Lopez Lujan: “We have enormous expectations right now. “As we go deeper we think we’ll continue finding very rich objects.” TREASURES UNTOLD The jaguar, which was found in a large rectangular stone box and would have been at the centre of the platform, has raised the most excitement because it could represent Ahuitzotl as a fearless warrior. Archaeologists believe the jaguar and the boy had their hearts torn out as part of a ritual sacrifice, but tests need to confirm the theory. The nine-year-old sacrificed boy was found with a wooden war god disk, a jade bead necklace and wings made from hawk bones attached to his shoulders. Only 10 per cent of the box’s contents have been excavated, but a wealth of riches has already been found. A spear thrower and an ornately carved wooden disk that was on the jaguar’s back were at the top of the box. A large amount of shells, red starfish and coral possibly representing the underwater world the Aztecs believed the sun travelled through was also found. The offerings also included a pink bird, roseate spoonbill, which is associated with warriors and rulers. Archaeologist Miguel Baez said: “There’s an enormous amount of coral that’s blocking what we can see below.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN WORLD NEWS” posts_category=”14″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The temple is known today as the Templo Mayor and in its prime it would have been a 15-storey pyramid in the then-Aztec capital Tenochtitlan. Aztecs believed this shrine was the centre of the universe and had two smaller temples – one on the north side dedicated to the rain god Tlaloc and one on the south to Huitzilopochtil. All of the artefacts found are aligned with the southern temple. [boxout headline=”Who was Ahuitzotl?”]Ahuitzotl was the eighth Aztec ruler is known as the greatest military leader during the empire’s time He more than doubled the Aztec territory in Mexico and conquered groups from the Pacific Coast of Meixco to the western part of Guatelmala. The leader oversaw the earliest documented case of human-mediated bird introduction in the Western Hemisphere. He lived from reigned from 1486 to 1502. [/boxout] The 500-year-old interior of the offering shows a skull of a sacrificed boy dressed as a warrior The site where the stone box was excavated from in Mexico City, Mexico A set of black flint knives decorated to represent warriors with carved pearl, jade and green stone were also found Other discoveries included bars of copal used by Aztec priests for incense in ritual ceremonies Coral, shells and starfish have also been found in the box We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
25 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
A TREASURE trove of Aztec war sacrifices including a child discovered in a holy temple in Mexico City could point to an emperor’s royal tomb. Archaeologists have unearthed skeletons of a scarified boy dressed as the Aztec war god Huitzilopochtli, a stone box with that god’s emblem containing a scarified jaguar and a set of flint knives decorated with pearl, jade and green stone. These are the bones of a scarified nine-year-old boy dressed as the Aztec war god Huitzilopochtli discovered in a holy temple in Mexico City Inside the excavated stone box includes the bones of a jaguar with the circular emblem of the war god Aztec priests placed these offerings more than 500 years ago in a circular, ritual platform that was once at the steps of the temple during the reign of the empire’s most powerful ruler Ahuitzotl. Specialists believe the tomb could belong to empire’s greatest ruler – making it the first Aztec royal burial found. Elizabeth Boone, an ancient Mexico specialist at Tulane University, said: “You could have Ahuitzotl in that box.” It is also the site where the earliest historical accounts describe it as the final resting place for the Aztec kings. Lead archaeologist Leonardo Lopez Lujan: “We have enormous expectations right now. “As we go deeper we think we’ll continue finding very rich objects.” TREASURES UNTOLD The jaguar, which was found in a large rectangular stone box and would have been at the centre of the platform, has raised the most excitement because it could represent Ahuitzotl as a fearless warrior. Archaeologists believe the jaguar and the boy had their hearts torn out as part of a ritual sacrifice, but tests need to confirm the theory. The nine-year-old sacrificed boy was found with a wooden war god disk, a jade bead necklace and wings made from hawk bones attached to his shoulders. Only 10 per cent of the box’s contents have been excavated, but a wealth of riches has already been found. A spear thrower and an ornately carved wooden disk that was on the jaguar’s back were at the top of the box. A large amount of shells, red starfish and coral possibly representing the underwater world the Aztecs believed the sun travelled through was also found. The offerings also included a pink bird, roseate spoonbill, which is associated with warriors and rulers. Archaeologist Miguel Baez said: “There’s an enormous amount of coral that’s blocking what we can see below.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN WORLD NEWS” posts_category=”15″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The temple is known today as the Templo Mayor and in its prime it would have been a 15-storey pyramid in the then-Aztec capital Tenochtitlan. Aztecs believed this shrine was the centre of the universe and had two smaller temples – one on the north side dedicated to the rain god Tlaloc and one on the south to Huitzilopochtil. All of the artefacts found are aligned with the southern temple. [boxout headline=”Who was Ahuitzotl?”]Ahuitzotl was the eighth Aztec ruler is known as the greatest military leader during the empire’s time He more than doubled the Aztec territory in Mexico and conquered groups from the Pacific Coast of Meixco to the western part of Guatelmala. The leader oversaw the earliest documented case of human-mediated bird introduction in the Western Hemisphere. He lived from reigned from 1486 to 1502. [/boxout] The 500-year-old interior of the offering shows a skull of a sacrificed boy dressed as a warrior The site where the stone box was excavated from in Mexico City, Mexico A set of black flint knives decorated to represent warriors with carved pearl, jade and green stone were also found Other discoveries included bars of copal used by Aztec priests for incense in ritual ceremonies Coral, shells and starfish have also been found in the box We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
25 Mar 19
Olive&Rose

“IF YOU CAN’T LOVE YOURSELF, HOW THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO LOVE SOMEBODY ELSE?” RU PAUL (I had lots of quotes about self care and the importance of taking time to be kind to yourself, ready to be used for this post, but this is my favourite.) So, self care, making time for you, […]

25 Mar 19
The Book Trawler

What does it mean to decolonize your spiritual life? I began to answer this question at the 2019 annual conference for SDI (Spiritual Directors International), surrounded by spiritual practitioners and leaders from around the world. I learned that decolonizing spirituality is for everyone, as it is more about creating authentic connection than about resurrecting ancient […]

25 Mar 19
The Avocado

With Avengers: Endgame less than a month away, I decided to continue the rewatch of the MCU. You can find my other articles on this site as well as reviews by A Winged Potato. Black Panther Review Title: Black Panther Director: Ryan Coogler Writer(s): Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole Characters created by: Stan Lee […]

25 Mar 19
Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted to welcome Donna Hill to the blog with a series of posts from her archives. Stray Cat & Working Dog: Abandonment, Rescue & Redemption in the Middle of Nowhere by Donna Hill According to an evolutionary time-line exhibit at Wyoming’s Fossil Butte National Monument, dogs and cats shared a common ancestry until 42 million […]

25 Mar 19
Multilingual, Multi-talented Modern Wedding Event Host MCs and Corporate Function MCs

https://www.eventhost.com/mc/pete-18425/ MC Pete Miller. Watch and learn how to guarantee an amazing event that will be remembered fondly forever. Pete won ‘MC of the Year’ three times – so he knows how to help your wedding reception zing, sparkle, shine and flow. Lets hear what MC Pete has to say for himself: Hi there and […]

25 Mar 19
Brides of Christ

This was a very helpful interview for me to understand the practical aspects of the Catholic Church and how the Catholic Church’s doctrine is very beneficial for some people. Coach shared his testimony about the Church with me. To him, it was very important and very beneficial to believe that the body and blood is […]

25 Mar 19
issiaksonhudson

It is a notorious fact that a pedestrian in Nigeria trying to cross the road, must perform certain rituals. They must look out for forthcoming vehicles from the left then the right then to the left again and finally to the right; then scamper like madmen or madwomen…

25 Mar 19
Template world

Muslims around the world use the Islamic calendar to determine the dates of religious occasions and observances. it is also referred to as the Hijri calendar or the Muslim calendar.a brand new Moon – and Islamic month – is born. ©iStockphoto.com/v_zaitsev The Hijri calendar is not to be harassed with the solar Hijri calendar used […]

25 Mar 19
Hiraeth

The month of March is the beginning of Spring, and lately it has felt very appropriate. It has also held the beginning of Lent, for those of you who follow the church calendar. This time in life has felt like a “reset” in a lot of ways for me; and I think the beginning of […]