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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Mexican' (3)

New story on Aztec god Tezcatlipoca

I have recently updated the Digistory blog with a story on the Aztec God Tezcatlipoca. I am constantly on the trawl for these stories as they are difficult to find in English. I found these and other stories written by Lorna Dills . Her website is really interesting particularly as she suggests lesson plans for primary scholl children researching the… Continue

Added by Virginia Cano on January 16, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The myth of Chocolate

Ancient mythology fascinates me. I have just finished translating a story from Toltec mythology about the way by which ancient Mexicans developed chocolatl, or chocolate in Nahuatl. The story speaks about how the god of the Morning Star, Quetzalcoatl, stole the cacao plant from the gods, to give it to the Toltecs, so that mere humans could also enjoy the drink reserved to the gods....

Have a look at the story in the DigiStory… Continue

Added by Virginia Cano on January 8, 2009 at 1:24am — No Comments

Three Tellers, Two Lanaguages..El Día de los Niños/The Day of the Children

This week we celebrate the Mexican holiday El Día de los Niños/The Day of the Children, a holiday on April 30th. This holiday has been celebrated since 1929, and since the 1990's sometimes is known as El Dia de los Nios / El Día de los Libros/The Day of the Children/The Day of the Books...a celebration of children and books.For more information about libraries celebrating this event, take a look at this site:… Continue

Added by Patti & Panchita-Bilingual Storytelling on April 30, 2008 at 10:28pm — No Comments

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