“Humo aromático para los dioses” en museo del Templo Mayor

“Humo aromático para los dioses” en museo del Templo Mayor.

Article reports on the Mexica incense burners that date to the pre-contact period which were used to burn copal, a resin extracted from a species of the maguey plant, for spiritual and ceremonial offerings. Similar incense burners, called tlemaitl in the article, are still in use today by various folx, including danzantes (dancers) Mexicas-Concheros and curanderos/as (folk healers). In the tradicion (dance tradition) they are referred to as popochcomitl. The article points out the long continuity of the burners’ usage, signaling a strong connection with the indigenous past, specifically in the region of central Mexico.

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