MEXICO: THE MYSTERIOUS FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH

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MONARCH BUTTERFIES IN THEIR WINTER HABITAT ON CERRO PELON, MEXICO.

Butterflies feature in the carvings and friezes uncovered in the ancient Mesoamerican cities. Cultural myth honours them as a symbol of transformation. The Aztecs believed them to be the spirits of dead relatives, returning to assure them all was well. In Aztec lore the butterflies circled the bouquets of flowers carried by men of social rank. The perfume of such bouquets was always appreciated from the sides, the tops being reserved for the souls of the dead. Continue reading “MEXICO: THE MYSTERIOUS FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH”

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