News — Huitzilipochtli
The Meaning behind the Flapping Wings: "When the Teponaxtle and the hornpipe sound, You Must Sing. And Sing as best you can Sing. To the rattles and the bells you must Dance. Dance as best you can Dance. To the rattle and the bell’s ring." (Song to Huitzilopochtli) As it was once popularly known, Huitzilopochtli translates as "The Left-handed Hummingbird" ” (Huitzilin = Hummingbird, Opochtli = Left). It is not often known what meaning lies behind its symbolism. When the Spanish arrived, they were horrified by the tale of the birth of Huitzilopochtli upon learning he had to kill 400...