General Aztecs Maya Tocuaro Kids Contact 21 Nov 2017/6 Vulture
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Mexican maize, close-up

Ear, ear...

The Aztecs loved proverbs, many of which related to the way you led your life...

Model of an Aztec ruler
Model of an Aztec ruler (Click on image to enlarge)

‘When someone is illustrious, rich, and possessed of wealth and abundance, or rules a kingdom here on earth, they say: “He has ripened into an ear of corn, he has sprouted corn tassels.” He is esteemed and praised. They said that this kind of person achieved this on his own merit.’ (Thelma D. Sullivan, ‘A Scattering of Jades’)

Corn graphic by John D. Starling based on image in Codex Borbonicus
Corn graphic by John D. Starling based on image in Codex Borbonicus
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