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Cihuacoatl by drive-faster Cihuacoatl by drive-faster
Cihuacoatl (Snake Woman) , aztec goddess of child birth and women dead during labour... Legend says she had a son whom she abandoned, ever since she comes to this world to find him, but she only finds sacrificial knives (which she holds along with a human heart) ... Time before the spaniards arrived in Mexico, emperor Moctezuma was told by his priests, goddess Cihuacoatl was seen wailing for her children who were soon to be wiped out... When spaniards conquered The Great City of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire, she was said to be seen on the Lake Texcoco weeping her lost children by then she became known as La Llorona (Weeping Woman)...
On my rendition I added attributes of other goddesses who shared characteristics with Cihuacoatl, like Itzpapalotl (Obsidian Knife Butterfly), or Tlazolteotl, goddess of purification, it can also be a Tzitzimime, nightly deities bore from women who died during childbirth, they were protectress of birth but also terrible beings thought to come to the world to terrify human kind when the world would come to its end.

Watch a close up here : [link]

* Ai + a tiny bit of Ps
* Mouse
* 8 hours...
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Mi interpretación de Cihuacoatl, diosa azteca que dio origen a la leyenda de La Llorona... también puede ser asociada con otras deidades de la fertilidad y ctónicas como Itzpapalot o Tlazolteolt...
Pues nada me gusta mucho la mitología azteca y leía una edición especial de Arqueología Mexicana y los dibujos del códice Fejérváry-Mayer me impactaron y decidí hacer algo de mitología mesoamericana...
Un poco de art-nouveau con temas mexicanos! a ver que les parece...

** Listo... Aquí dejo un close up... se ve mejor en el tamaño real que es enorme! [link]
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nosuku-k Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Que bonita....!!Heart 
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OpheliaRosenblut Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
¿Cómo no había visto esta fregonería antes? Me encanta, sobre todo porque el Art Nouveau también es una de mis formas artísticas preferidas. Felicidades, realmente hay pocos artistas mexicanos tan interesantes como tú aquí en DeviantArt...
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M16Tronaz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
its a great work ! I love the symetry. =p
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NanaSanchez Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
hombre, eso es genial! como si una version moderna de los codices mexicas pero muy original ;)
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nikeeik Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
GENIAL...INCREIBLE LA SINCRONIA DE ART NOUVEAU CON ASPECTOS CULTURALES DE MEXICO SIN SER PARA NADA MEXICAN CURIOUS.....!!!! GREAT..!!!!!!!!
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drive-faster Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
gracias :)
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Garguile Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
woow...increible
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drive-faster Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
hehe graaacias! viniendo de usted es un cumplidote!
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Garguile Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
jaja, no, si la neta tienes bastante calidat y puede competir kn muchos otros profesionales...solo k no te la creas y sigue haciendo mas. ;)
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