nvs-a:

Adrian Borda
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surrealism:


Love Slowly Kills III by Adrian Borda, 2013. Oil on canvas, 36 x 47 cm.
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chadwys:

Harmony 5
by Chad Wys
chadwys.com / chadwys.tumblr.com

EARMILK (US) PREMIERE - http://bit.ly/polaroidsearmilk
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Polaroids is the first Record off the up and coming EP (Later to be announced)

Produced by @jayprincemusic
Vocals by Jay Prince & @raheaven

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RAHEAVEN
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arrests:

Giggles, by Steven Ketchum
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DJ Mustard Deep Ft. Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, and TeeFlii
DJ Mustard
Deep Ft. Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, and TeeFlii

dopebitume:

DJ Mustard - Deep Ft. Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, and TeeFlii

rfmmsd:

Illustrator & Artist:
Adam Tan
"Mute"
2012
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dapart:

La Siguanaba. Digital drawing (made of two drawings) made into an animated gif. Watch closely…
The Siguanaba is a common legend in El Salvador. This supernatural being is also found throughout areas of Mesoamerica like, Costa Rica (Cegua), Chiapas, Guatemala, and Honduras (Cigua). Described as a woman (in some cases a male that appears to women) who appears to men it is said that those unfortunate enough to encounter her go crazy or die. The Siguanaba is often found by the rivers or other water sources either bathing or washing clothes. Typically, she appears to drunk men, womanizers, or simply those who get lost on the road. The Siguanaba may also appear to children and will lead them astray to go crazy and get lost in the wilderness.
In El Salvador this is her story as told to me by my mother:
"Long ago a woman known as Sihuehuet ("beautiful woman")  was a sorceress who used her charms to ascend to the throne. She was a commoner who, with her sorcery lured the Nawat Prince, Yeisun, to marry her. Prince Yeisun was also the son of the God Tlaloc. While he was away at war, she had multiple affairs with other men and even had a child (Cipitio) with one of them. She often neglected her son, Cipitio while she went to see her lovers. For this reason he only ate the ashes from cooking pots, and she was considered a bad mother. To claim the throne for one of her lovers, she poisoned Yeisun with a magic potion. Yeisun was transformed into a giant beast with two heads who wrecked havoc in his palace. The guards then slayed the beast and consequently Yeisun. Upon hearing this, Tlaloc sought out the all powerful God Teot or Tiu. Teot placed a curse on Sihuehuet and her child Cipitio. She would henceforth be known as La Sihuanaba ("hideous woman") or Siguanaba. "
She would appear to men at night as a young, beautiful woman bathing or washing clothes by the river. When the seduced victim got close enough however, he would see her horrible true nature. In my mother’s version she is also said to have very large breasts that she would splash along the water to make noise (to lure her victims). Her connection to rivers and water sources have a deeper connection to her indigenous roots. Among the Chorti Maya, the Siguanaba is known, in a less threatening variation, as the Protectress of fish (Wisdom). Some have suggested that she may be related to a Deity or spirit associated with fish and the Chicchans (Thurber and Thurber). The Chicchans are four beings in who live in the sky (Thompson) and in Chorti lore, a female Chicchan has the upper body of a woman and lower body of a fish (Wisdom).  It should be noted that the Chorti Maya (known in the Pre-Columbian era as the Payaqui Kingdom) do have a presence in El Salvador (in the department of Chalatenango) and their neighbors to the Nawat-Pipils found in much of Western and Central El Salvador. In addition, the Chortis are also located in Guatemala and Honduras. They’re neighbors, the Pipils leads to another possibility on the origins of the legend.  
One of the proposals for her name include the Nawat word woman, “Siwat” (especially for Cegua and Cigua as she is known in Honduras and Costa Rica). Others propose the term “Ciguanauac”, which is a Nahuatl term for concubine or lover. Another, which leads us to the Maya again is the K’iche Maya (from Guatamela) term for ravine or cliff, “Siguan”. When composed with the words “Wana” which means sister and “B’a”, which means specter in an unidentified language - can create Siguanaba. Lastly, another possibility is her name coming from two Nawat terms, “Siwat”, woman and “Nawal”, a person with the ability to transform themselves into an animal or spirit. According to Fernández-Poncela, the Siguanaba legend was created by European colonialists as a way to instill fear and control the indigenous populations.
Sources:
—Fernández-Poncela, Anna M. (1995). “Las niñas buenas van al cielo y las malas… Género y narrativa oral tradicional”
—Lara Figueroa, Celso A. (1996). Leyendas Populares de Aparecidos y Animas en Pena en Guatemala
—Marting, Diana E. (2001). The Sexual Woman in Latin American Literature, Dangerous Desires.
—Wisdom, Charles. (1940). The Chorti Indians of Guatemala
—Thompson, J.E.S.. (1950 ). Maya Hieroglyphic Writing: Introduction
—Thurber Floyd, and Valerie Thurber. (1961). A Comparative analysis of Maya Hieroglyphs of Muluc and Mol
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zestyblog:

Frank Sinatra
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paloma-demanet:

Anybody interested in buying this painting? Please email paloma@demanet.se
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