Etcetera

British Museum online; “Human owl”

Some fascinating stuff over at the British Museum website. This about “human owls”:

Aztecs had a strong belief in fate; the day in which a person was born had a particular significance. People born on 1 Rain, whether noble or commoner, man or woman, had a tendency to become a tlacatecolotl(human owl). These creatures could cause sickness and even kill people.

The day you were born could mark you as a “creature.”

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