Portrait of a Seated Woman, Rembrandt Van Rijn
Archaeologists in Mexico say they have made an important discovery, uncovering a temple to Xipe Tótec – the pre-Hispanic “Flayed lord”.
Historically, throughout the region, priests paid tribute to the deity by wearing the skin of human sacrifices.
Items relating to the deity were discovered at a site in Puebla state, and believed to date from 900-1150 AD.
Mexican archaeologists say the find may be the earliest dedication to Xipe Tótec discovered in Mexico.
Worship of the God, who represents fertility and regeneration, is known to have later spread throughout Mesoamerica during Aztec times.
The INAH say the 85cm (33in) ceramic effigy of the god was found in relatively good condition, though some parts are unattached. Read more.
In the Garden (aka Celia Thaxter in Her Garden, Childe Hassam
1970 AMC Javelin
SOMEONE TAKE CUSTODY OF THIS FUCKING KID
You know, I used to think the whole “slippery slope” thing was nonsense but now I’m not so sure.
Slippery slopes are definitely real.
Imagine if this was a little girl standing beside a naked straight man…just imagine.
We need to start executing the pedophiles.
There is a hole.
In the hole is everything
people will do
to each other.
The hole goes down and down.
It has many rooms
like graves and like graves
they are all connected.
Roots hang from the dirt
in craggy chandeliers.
It’s not clear
where the hole stops
beginning and where
it starts to end.
It’s warm and dark down there.
The passages multiply.
There are ballrooms.
There are dead ends.
The air smells of iron and
People will do anything.
They will cut the hands off children.
Children will do anything—
In the hole is everything.
-Jenny George, “Origins of Violence" from The Dream of Reason, 2018
19. The Sun