Category Archive: Aztec

Aztec warriors with Spartan and Illyrian shields

One of the most popular drawings from the Florentine codex depicts three Aztec “eagle warriors”. In my previous articles on sea peoples (accessible here) I have already drawn some parallels between these “feathered… Continue reading

Earth is my witness… Sea peoples reached Mesoamerica

There is a very beautiful story about the last moment of Buddha’s quest towards enlightenment hidden behind the “earth witness” mudra, one of the most iconic images of Buddhism. This representation of Buddha… Continue reading