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Old 07-23-2008
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Of course, this is how I imagine Lady 11-Water Blue Bird. However, her headress and clothing is historically accurate.

Lady 11-Water Blue Bird married 5 Alligator, and had several children, including the greatest indigenous Mixtec hero, 8-Deer Jaguar Claw. She appears in the ancient Mixtec book (codex Nuttall) when she marries 5 Alligator in the year 10 house, day 6 Deer according to the Mixtec Calendar, that is the year 1061. She had his son 8 Deer in the year 1063 or 12 Reed of the Mixtec Calendar.

This is how I imagine lady 11 Water was when she lived with her husband in the realm of Tilantongo. Her headress, display of hair, and clothing is exactly as indicated in the mixtec records to have wear during her wedding. It was probably the clothing she wore for official or public ceremonies. Note her headress is a bird, similar to her name of blue bird. You can see her glyphic names in the right. These are Mixtec writings or glyphs. The uppermost reads "11 Water", with the calendar day and dots indicating numbers. The glyph below reads "Blue Bird". One was her calendaric name, it was very normal for everyone to have a calendaric name indicating the exact day they were born. The other name was her personal name.

La señora 11-Agua Ave Azul que se casó con 5 Lagarto y tuvo varios hijos incluyendo al mas grande heroe indigena de la Mixteca, 8-Venado Garra de Jaguar. Ella aparece en el antiguo libro mixteco (Codex Nuttall) haciendose la mención a su casamiento con 5 Lagarto en el año 10 casa del dia 6 Venado de acuerdo al calendario mixteco, es decir, en el año 1061. Ella parió a su hijo 8 Venado en el año 1063 o en el 12 Caña del calendario mixteco.

Asi es como me imagino a la señora 11 Agua en los tiempos que vivió junto a su esposo gobernando Tilantongo. Su atavió en la cabeza, penacho, la forma en que sale su cabello, y su ropa con exactamente iguales con los que ella es representada en el antiguo libro mixteco al momento de boda. Es posible que ella usara este mismo atavio para presenciar ceremonias de indole publicas u oficiales. Notese que el penacho tambien indica su nombre de Ave Azul. A la derecha se pueden ver los jeroglifos que indican su nombre en la escritura Mixteca. El glifo de arriba se lee "11 Agua", indicado por el glifo del dia y el numero de puntitos dan el numero del dia. El gilfo de abajo se lee "Ave Azul". En aquellos tiempos todos los mixtecos tenian dos nombres, el calendarico y el personal. El calendarico era sacado de acuerdo al día exacto en que había nacido la persona. Y el otro era el nombre personal.

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9x11 Carbon (lapiz para los glifos)
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that is such a nice picture
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Hey, thanks a lot.
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