THE LEGEND OF MAÍZ

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A long time ago in the center of the planet, there was a town that, like all towns at that time, hunted and ate roots to survive, their lives were like their bland food and not good at all... they lived there because they knew that the mountains hid a hidden treasure, a golden plant, capable of feeding all its people, rich and nutritious that they could harvest during all seasons. 

 

People ventured to the mountains to get that treasure, many people tried but failed, they asked the strongest gods for help and they with all their brute force failed too. 

 

Quetzalcóatl, an intelligent and strategist god, responded to the pleas of the people, and instead of the other gods he decided to use his intelligence and not his strength. 

 

He watched the mountains for a while and realized that a red ant was carrying the treasure he was looking for, Quetzalcoatle turned into a black ant and quickly befriended the ant and asked him to show him the way, she agreed and together they undertook the most dangerous journey of their lives, a long way to have such short legs, with the risk of being stepped on by any other animal, but together they made it. 

 

Quetzalcoatl gave the corn to the first Aztecs so that they could create their civilization, to be always nourished and above all he taught them a lesson, that no matter how strong you put in, if not creativity and intelligence, the Aztecs paid attention to him and managed to transform this seed in the Corn, food that for generations has fed not only the people of the Aztecs and not the whole world. 

SIN MAÍZ NO HAY PAÍS

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"Without Corn there is no country"

The history of Mesoamerica, and of what we now call Mexico, contains one of the most wonderful stories. Specialists estimate that it happened sometime between 9,000 and 6,200 years ago. The inhabitants of Mesoamerica managed to transform a group of wild grasses, the teosintes, into what we know today as corn.

Teosinte trees have several stems that branch out. Several small cobs emerge from the branches. These have a distichous structure: they only have a couple of rows of grains, which are protected by a kind of rigid skin.

Thanks to the collective and collaborative work of the indigenous peasants, who have been carefully selecting, over several generations, the teosinte grains that had the optimal characteristics, one of the first plants that human beings created with domestication and that shaped the corn over time.

What were the main differences between teosinte and corn? Instead of multiple stalks, corn has a single, sturdy stalk. The ears that are born are few and appear in the center of the plant, they are much larger than those of teosinte; they are soft and easier to eat. The grains are exposed and occupy several rows, that is, their structure is polycystic.

 

The advantages of these mutations are enormous. The size, texture and quantity of the grains increased. The grains, no longer having a rigid cover, could germinate more quickly. In addition, its collection became easier. While the grains of the teosinte fell and dispersed, those of the corn remained attached to the cob. This allows them to be harvested more easily, without having to pick grain by grain, and whole cobs can be stored.

These mutations caused by human work meant that corn, unlike teosinte, could not propagate itself. Natural dispersal mechanisms stopped working. Corn needs the human being to intervene, to shell the cobs so that its grains can germinate and grow healthily. This is why the Mexican anthropologist Guillermo Bonfil Batalla (1935-1991) stated: "Corn is a human plant, cultural in the deepest sense of the term, because it does not exist without the intelligent and timely intervention of the hand, it is not capable of reproducing itself.

"Sin maíz no hay país / Without Corn there is no country" 

is a cultural, social and political movement that seeks to preserve this ancient product, promoting the consumption of the greatest cultural contribution that Mexico has offered to the world.

 

You can see more of the movement at

https://fundaciontortilla.org/

ABOUT US

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Cuauhtémoc

Fue el último tlatoani o rey-sacerdote azteca, quien tomó el mando para defender a su pueblo en plena conquista española, dirigiendo con gran destreza la defensa de Tenochtitlán en 1521, hasta el momento en que fue capturado y torturado.

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María Féliz

Actriz mexicana también llamada "La Doña", o "María Bonita", reconocida como la diva de la época de oro del cine de México. Fue la más grande representante de la gran pantalla mexicana a nivel internacional, participando también en reconocidas películas en diferentes países de Europa

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Emiliano Zapata

Mejor conocido como “El Caudillo del Sur, fue un campesino y militar mexicano que participó en la Revolución mexicana como comandante del Ejército Libertador del Sur. Zapata se posicionó como uno de los principales líderes revolucionarios desde la presidencia de Francisco I. Madero en 1911, hasta su asesinato por órdenes de Venustiano Carranza en 1919. Es considerado un símbolo de lucha y resistencia campesina en México.

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El chavo del 8

(Roberto Gómez Bolaños)

Es un personaje ficticio mexicano y el protagonista principal en la serie de su mismo nombre. Fue interpretado por Roberto Gómez Bolaños, también conocido como Chespirito, fue un actor, comediante, dramaturgo, escritor, director y productor de televisión mexicano. Considerado como uno de los íconos del humor y el entretenimiento de habla hispana.

Sor Juana Inés

de la Cruz

Juana Ramírez de Asbaje, mujer del siglo XVII novohispano, ha sido conocida por su nombre religioso como Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.  

Fue una religiosa jerónima y escritora novohispana, exponente del Siglo de Oro de la literatura en español. También incorporó el náhuatl clásico a su creación poética.

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somos
CREATIVOS

Los Mexicanos

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Los 
Mexicanos

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CHINGONES

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El Santo

(Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta)

Fue un luchador profesional y actor mexicano, también apodado como el "El enmascarado de plata", es uno de los luchadores más famosos de México y el mundo, además de ser uno de los iconos en la cultura mexicana del siglo XX. Su personaje trascendió el ámbito de la lucha libre y se transformó en un superhéroe popular al lograr un manejo muy hábil de su imagen en diversos medios masivos como historietas y películas.

Frida Kahlo

Fue una pintora mexicana. Fue autora de 150 obras, principalmente autorretratos, en los que proyectó sus dificultades por sobrevivir. Su vida estuvo marcada por el infortunio de sufrir un grave accidente en su juventud que la mantuvo postrada en cama durante largos periodos, llegando a someterse a hasta 32 operaciones quirúrgicas. Es considerada como un icono pop de la cultura de México.

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LOS MEXICANOS SOMOS MAÍZ

"MEXICAN ARE MAÍZ"