The Four Goddesses of Dioses

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The Four Goddesses of Dioses

The Four Goddesses of Dioses

Listed below are my characters in Dioses, the following being some of the goddesses found in the manga. Each goddess is unique and bear in mind that these goddesses are of my own version. So, there, enjoy reading! 🙂

ATLATONAN : There are confusions regarding her domain. Some say she is the Aztec goddess of lepers and those who are born with physical deformities. On some accounts, an Earth goddess or goddess of the coast. She is also known as Atlatonin. She is also one of the four wives of the Jaguar-god Tezcatlipoca.

BASTETThe Egyptian Cat goddess. There are also confusions, though. On some accounts, it is said that she is the one sent by Ra to destroy the mankind. The humans, at that time, are all wicked and cursed Ra’s great name. So, the council of the gods, with Ra, decided to destroy them and thus Bastet was sent to slay them. That’s one version, come say the goddess Hathor did it. She is also called Bast. She is the goddess of music, dancing, pleasure  and merry-making.

FRIGG : The queen-wife of Odin, king of the Norse gods. She is the goddess of marriage, also of love (though some accounts say that Freya is the goddess of Love) . She is seen as the goddess who weaves the clouds. She also has the capability to see the future but told no one about what she sees. She has lots of attendants, the most popular is Fulla. When Balder is terrified by his nightmares, it is his mother, Frigg, who extracted the oaths from all the living and non-living things not to hurt Balder. But this failed because Balder is killed by a tiny twig of mistletoe. By the way, Friday is named after her.

HERA :  The queen of the gods, she is Zeus’ wife. She is also the goddess of marriage. Their union produced Ares, god of war, Hebe, goddess of youth and cupbearer of the gods, and Eileithyia, goddess of childbirth. She bore Hephaestus alone. Some of the popular stories about her is her jealousy and anger towards her husbands’s women. Her sacred animal is the peacock, whose eyes once belong to Argos, her faithful follower whom Hermes killed.

Aztec Codices

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The Aztec sun calender is a circular stone wit...

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These are books written by pre-Columbian and colonial-era Aztecs. These codices provide some of the best primary sources for Aztec culture.

Best known are:

1. Madrid Codex: It tackles about the fourth Tlatoani Itzcoatl (ruling from 1427 to 1440) ordered the burning of all historical codices because they believed that it was “not wise that all the people should know the paintings”. Among other purposes, this allowed the Aztec state to develop a state-sanctioned history and myths that tells about Huitzilopochtli.
2. Codex Borbonicus: It is a codex written by Aztec priests shortly before or after the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Like all pre-Columbian codices, it was originally entirely pictorial in nature. It was divided into three sections:
a. Tonalamatl or divinatory calendar.
b. Documentation of the Mesoamerican 52 year cycle, showing in order the dates of the first days of each of these 52 solar years
c. Section of rituals and ceremonies, particularly those that end the 52 year cycle, when the “new fire” must be lit.
3. Boturini Codex: Was a compilation of paintings painted by an unknown Aztec author some time between 1530 and 1541, roughly a decade after the Spanish conquest of Mexico. It tells the story of the legendary Aztec journey from Aztlán to the Valley of Mexico.
4. Codex Mendoza: Is a pictorial document, with Spanish annotations and commentary, composed circa 1541. It is divided into three sections:
a. A history of each Aztec ruler and their conquests
b. A list of the tribute paid by each tributary province
c. A general description of daily Aztec life.
5. Florentine Codex: It is a copy of original source materials which are now lost, perhaps destroyed by the Spanish authorities who confiscated Sahagún’s manuscripts.

DIOSES chapter 1 page

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ch 1.1 QUADRANTS

ch 1.1 QUADRANTS

Here is DIOSES chapter 1: Quadrants, hope you enjoy.

Click on the image to enlarge and read. ^_^

Cover Page   >>>Chapter 1<<<   Title Page

DIOSES cover page

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here is the cover page, enjoy! ^_^

DIOSES cover page

DIOSES cover page

 

>>>COVER PAGE<<<   Chapter 1   Title Page

click on the image to enlarge and read

enjoy 🙂

More posts and manga pages to follow

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My apologies for not posting much these pat few days, just got very busy and trying to meet the deadline. Hopefully, I will be posting my works (additional pages from my manga) this weekend. 🙂

The pages include the front page, chapter page and 4 additional content pages. As of now, this chapter will focus more about Greek mythology followed by Egyptian mythology, Norse mythology and lastly, Aztec Mythology.

Also, the following chapters will be about how these gods ( I won’t give any clue 😛 ) spend their days as mere mortals, how they see that the world they ruled before is very different from the world they are living with now.

Follow Kazuya, Lee Gyul, Lu Hsien and Tetsuo as they continue to live their lives with these said gods…

Tezcatlipoca and Xilonen

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Xilonen and Tezcatlipoca
my version of  Xilonen and Tezcatlipoca

Tezcatlipoca  was known as the Aztec god of the night sky and sorcery. Among the four major Aztec gods, he was considered as the most handsome and perpetually young. His name could be translated as the “Smoking Mirror” and also a protector of the slaves, patron of warriors.

He was also known to have four wives. They were Atlatonan, Huixtocihuatl, Xilonen and Xochiquetzal. Atlatonan was known as the goddess of the lepers and of borne with physical deformities. Huixtocihuatl, on the other hand, was the goddess of salt and salt water. She was also one of Tlaloc‘s sisters. Xilonen, whose name could be translated to “hairy one”, was the goddess of the corn. She was also known as Tezcatlipoca’s favored wife. Last would be Xochiquetzal, known as the goddess of love, beauty and flowers.

Each of these divinities had their own festivals, and in this festival, human sacrifice was very common. Human sacrifice, the Aztecs believed, would make their gods happy and nourished.

 

 

*bear in mind that some of these info may not be the same as the others on the net. On some instances, for example, for Atlatonan, in some accounts she was regarded as an earth goddess. For clarifications or info don’t hesitate to share it! 😀

Aztec Rules

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The Aztecs liked war so much that they were into it like 4-5 times a year.

There are two reasons: First is to let the other tribe knew how powerful they are. The losing tribe would pay them crops, gold or other valuable goods or what the Aztec demanded. Second reason was to get some people/warriors from the losing tribe to sacrifice to the Aztecs’ gods.

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