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  • #29949

    The Atomic Punk
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    Really like Mictiz’ mask and transitional wing effects! I’ve always wondered, though. What did hummingbirds do that the Aztecs associate them with war? The must be ferocious when agitated. We’re talking about a Meso-American empire that sacrificed humans cowering at some little buzz bomber!

    #29959

    DiCicatriz
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    @The Atomic Punk said:

    Really like Mictiz’ mask and transitional wing effects! I’ve always wondered, though. What did hummingbirds do that the Aztecs associate them with war? The must be ferocious when agitated. We’re talking about a Meso-American empire that sacrificed humans cowering at some little buzz bomber!

    Huitzilopochtli translates roughly from Nahuatl to: “Hummingbird of the Left” although I’m unsure of whether the association is derived from the name or vice versa.

    As far as the sacrifice to what seems like a tiny little bird, Aztec deities actually had many aspects assigned to them and Huitzilopochtli was a solar deity as well as a war god. He was mostly depicted as a towering humanoid figure with a jet black face, bright hummingbird feathers everywhere, and wielding the Xiuhcoatl (which is the to say a giant snake made of fire) as his weapon. If somebody like that showed up and told you to get sacrificin’… you’d best get sacrificin’ http://www.heromachine.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif

    #30149

    FRM
    Member

    sweet!

    #30170

    prswirve
    Participant

    Now that’s a God!

    #30182

    CantDraw
    Participant

    Holy rain water!

    #30192

    The Atomic Punk
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    @CantDraw said:

    Holy rain water!

    Laugh DiCicatriz is well-versed in Aztec religion. Awesome interpretations.

    #30214

    DiCicatriz
    Participant

    Thanks! I’ve always been fascinated by mythology and my spouse actually has some Nahua family in Mexico, hence the pre-occupation with the Meso-American deities.

    NOTE: removing certain characters from my thread for personal reasons, some replies moving forward might not make the most sense. Apologies for the confusion. – DiCicatriz in 2020

    #30219

    Jeimuzu
    Participant

    Very cool! Love that shiny effect on her body and the faded smoke on her hands looks epic.

    #30235

    FRM
    Member

    sweet!

    #30237

    prswirve
    Participant

    Holy Mother of God…!

    #30239

    FRM
    Member

    ‘scuse you.

    #30241

    prswirve
    Participant

    I’d like to see your interpretation of QUETZALCOATL… Seems you’re an Aztec God virtuoso.. :)

    #30243

    FRM
    Member

    agreed

    #30353

    prswirve
    Participant

    Cool! I really like the effects on Roshana…

    Poor Kid Chaos.

    Your knowledge of mythology is vast!

    #30358

    DiCicatriz
    Participant

    Thanks! Poor Kid Chaos indeed. I don’t intend to be mean to my characters… it just always ends up that way somehow.

    As for Roshana, I almost posted her without the ‘halo’, but the energy effects in the self-portrait you just posted were very inspiring :D

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