Mictecacihuatl

Or perhaps her slightly less pagan incarnation. Feliz Día de los Muertos. May you have joy and happiness in the wonderful memories of your deceased loved ones on this night.

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Hood: Junbug Autumn Cape in Night by Juno Mantel

Skin: +Nuuna+ Calavera by Nuuna Nitely

Eyes: IKON Bella Mortem Eyes – Ichabod by Ikon Innovia (group gift)

Tattoo: AZE Calavera Tattoo – Gold Webs Amelia Zabaleta

Earrings: Allure Mirror – earring skull by Roze Clary

La Muerta

I sometimes think that of all the people in the world, the Mexicans are the ones who really get death right. They are not afraid of it, and it is a constant part of their lives. Deceased loved ones are even celebrated on certain occasions. One of my favorite Mexican traditions is the decoration of sugar skulls, or calaveras. Zara Yip brings this tradition to life with her beautiful face tattoo called “La Muerta”. This round of FLUX has all manner of items for the Day of the Dead, and one of my favorites were the Death’s Devotion eyes from the Stringer Mausoleum. I edited them a bit to let my regular eye come through the middle of the flower. I chose one of Truth Hawks’ newest designs in white to give our not-so-dead girl a more ghostly feel.

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Stephania by Truth Hawks

Skin: Corvus : Malice Skin Pale by Lori Stanton

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Black by Ikon Innovia

Earrings: Allure Mirror – earring skull by Roze Clary

Flowers: *TSM* Death’s Devotion Eyes – Basic 5 – Romance by Helena Stringer (@FLUX)

Tattoo: =PIA=La Muerta face tattoo by Zara Yip

La Nahuala

There is a wonderful children’s film produced in Mexico called La Leyenda de la Nahuala. Leo San Juan, a 9-year-old boy, has been terrorized all his life by the scary stories his older brother always taunts him with. Among these stories is “The Legend of the Nahuala”, according to which a house in the neighborhood is possessed by an evil spirit Nahual that took over the body of the family cook. Now, the Nahuala is waiting for the soul of an innocent child and a powerful amulet to be restored to his full power. The adventures occur right around the Day of the Dead in Mexico, where dead ancestors and loved ones are celebrated.

As a Spanish teacher I am thrilled to find relevant and authentic films to show my students, instead of simply showing dubbed Disney films. With this kind of film there is so much more that can be taught than simple grammatical structures.

This beautiful Calavera skin from Nuuna can invoke awe or terror. I bet that family cook wants her body back.

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Denee – Black&Whites05Fade4 by Truth Hawks

Skin: +Nuuna+ Calavera Female Skin by Nuuna Nitely

Earrings: Allure Mirror – earring skull by Roze Clary

Dress: Chain and Vine Mistress 1 – Night by Lyric Demina

One thought on “La Nahuala

  1. Rudhmellowen

    Sweetie I LOVE LOVE LOVE this image so much. It is gorgeous, pure and simple… There is a haunted beauty to this pic and you really know how to rock your fantasy side!