Mexica Tiahui
August 17, 2015

Mexica Tiahui – What does it mean?

Mexica Tiahui! I’ve always known the spirited sentiment to mean “Mexican (Indigenous) Moving/Go Forward!” It is used as a positive exclamation mostly by Chicanah (Chican@) people in the United States who are using “Mexica” as an identity point in reclaiming their Indigenous self. From my Nahuatl dictionary research, Tiahui is a form of the the...
Read More
aztec calendar
January 1, 2014

Mexica Perspective on Gregorian New Years

Just clear things up, I don’t mean to disrespect anyone celebrating today as their new year. And if you wish me a Happy New Year , I happily accept the well wishes. But just so yall understand, I promote the superiority of Indigenous Calendars not to be a cultural (or in this case Calendrical) elitist...
Read More
September 15, 2012

Mexica Four Directions – Basics

  East: Nahuatl name: Tlahuizlampa: Direction of Light/Illumination Deity: Xipe Totec   Element: Fire Color: Red  Season: Spring • Direction of Male Principles/Energies • Beginnings, Seeds of Creation South: Nahuatl name: Huitzlampa Deity: Huitzilopochtli  Element: Water Color: Blue  Season: Summer • Direction of the Children/Youth • Renewal, Cleansing, Perseverance, “Warriorness” West:  Nahuatl name: Cihuatlampa: Direction of the Women Deity: Quetzalcoatl  Element: Earth...
Read More
August 9, 2012

Mexica Identity

Mexica — as used on this site Mexica pronounced (meh-shee-ka) is a broad term used on here to refer the collective of Mexican area Indigenous peoples of which there are many.  Most people who claim Mexica today cannot actually claim that exact lineage. More accurately we compromised of numerous Indigenous nations within Mexico (“Meso-America.”) Descendants of the P’urhepecha,...
Read More