"For as long as the world shall endure, the honor and the glory of Mexico-Tenochtitlan must never be forgotten."

~ Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Kokopelli- the humpbacked flute player and venerated fertility deity of the Southwest

It's about time I got serious with this blog, so now I've recreated it entirely and even changed the name to reflect my interests better. I'm wannabehistorian1491. That shall be my nickname on the internet from now on. I originally started this blog when I was 10, which explains the awkward name this blog used to have. But now I'm going to become legit. You can now access this website with the URL www.wannabehistorian1491.tk  as well as the previous address it used to have. This is to avoid losing followers. I've also changed the appearance of this blog greatly. The background is now a tiled kokopelli design. 

Kokopelli was a deity of southwest native americans, such as the Hopi, Zuni, Apache, Navajo, and Pueblo people. Depictions of Kokopelli have been found on pottery as well as on prehistoric American rock carvings. He loves music and can be seen playing a very ancient Anasazi flute. He's also a trickster god like Loki from Norse mythology and is associated with agriculture, pregnancy, rain, childbirth and fertility. He's humpbacked because he carries seeds on his back. So why did I use Kokopelli to represent this blog? Well because in addition to being a fertility god, Kokopelli was the deity that ruled over creativity. I think that makes it have a more special meaning for me.

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