Burning Passion: This is what legends are made of


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Today’s post is a taste of the awesome legends that can be found in

Mexico’s culture.  Ornate with passion, heroism, & romanticism.

In Mexico there are many prominent & LEGENDARY geographic landmarks. There are two famous volcanoes that  magnificently exemplify this, & here is  the beautiful story of their origin & claim to fame.

“Our volcanoes have  distinct names, sex, passions, and a historical past, from: birth to legendary fights for love, as do everyday people, although they have been worshiped as gods.It was the Mexica who gave  names to  the legendary couple of huge volcanoes that frame the valley of Mexico, which are located between the states of Mexico, Puebla and Morelos. POPOCATÉPETL & IZTACCIHUATLPopocatepetl derives its name from popoa a Nahuatl verb meaning “smoke” and the noun “tepetl”, “hill”, ie, the “The smoking hill or mountain”, because  a ring of smoke has hovered over it,  from that time and with that slight plume that until a couple of years we saw with some quiet, because  there has been increasing activity of the volcano. Iztaccihuatl derived from the indigenous words iztac, “white” and cihuatl “woman” which together mean “white woman” but , because of the legend she is now know as  the “Sleeping Woman”.

http://www.alfaradio.com.mx/grc/homepage.nsf/main?readform&url=/grc/redam.nsf/vwALL/MLOZ-5W8VRV

“This Aztec Leyend tells of a heroic warrior & a beautiful princess who died for love.  He was a warrior, brave & intelligent, and so upon their wedding celebration  when the kingdom was attacked the emperor chose him to lead his army. Popocatépetl went to war, and after various months of combat he managed to defeat the enemy. However, before the emperor could find out about the victory ,some soldiers who were filled with jealousy went to him & told the emperor that Popocatépelt had died during battle. Iztaccíhuatl heard the lie & cried bitterly. She fell into a deep depression, stoped eating & eventually fell into a deep sleep. No one or nothing could wake her. When Popocatépelt returned victotrious, he found out about what had happened & went searching for Iztaccíhuatl.  When he found her he :grabbed a torch, carried her in his arms, and left both the palace & city. Nobody ever saw them again. He took her up a mountain to it’s highest peak & when he was close to heaven he laid her down,made her an alter & kneeld beside her. He did not move from her side, he merely mourned his deep loss &  cried out in devastating pain & anger.  The sound of his sorrowful  cries echoed throught the peaks and valleys, and the gods heard him. Taking pity upon the lovers, they covered them in beautiful flowers and snow & made them into mountains themselves, so that they could rest forever more next to eachother, loving eachother. After some days, all the people of the valley were amazed to see two tall mountans that had surged from the land & spouted flames up towards the sky. When the emperor saw this he told his people :”Iztaccíhuatl & Popocatépetl died for love, they could not live without one another. Their love has transformed them, and their loyal hearts shall burn ardently like a flame always.”-http://www.ciudadmexico.com.mx/cercanias/popocatepetl.htm


A YOUTUBE MEMBER POSTED THE VIDEO FOOTAGE HE CAPTURED OF POPOCATEPETL WHILE ON BOARD A PLANE. PRESS THE HQ BUTTON & WATCH IT IN HIGH RESOLUTION. IT’S AMAZING!!

IN THE YEAR 2000 POPOCATEPETL ERUPTED, HERE IS FOOTAGE FROM A NEWS CAST.


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I own none of the pics all credits/rights go to their owners.


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Hug me in Spanish


Time for some music again!!! After all,  music= life. In today’s post we have ARTIST: Camila , SONG: Abrazame

(Embrace me). After hearing this song, hopefully you will : A, Feel like being hugged, in  romantic mood &  B, will have learned how to say hug me/hold me in Spanish!! Yayy!!!

About the band: Mexican trio Camila made a strong entrance onto the Spanish-speaking pop/rock scene in the summer of 2006. The group is comprised of the previously unknown Samo (voice), Pablo Hurtado (guitar), and industry mainstay Mario Domm (piano, voice, composer, and producer).- http://new.music.yahoo.com/camila/biography/;_ylt=AqGt1ihwLE1GKMkIj9PxZA_HxCUv


LYRICS Provided by: lyricstranslate.com

Spanish

Abrazame

Tienes que saber
Que es lo último que pido,
Que estoy desesperado,
Y según mis latidos
No me queda mucho tiempo a mi favor

Y antes de perder
De vista mi camino
Quiero mirarte un poco
Y soñar que el destino
Es junto a ti mi amor

Quédate un segundo aquí
A hacerme compañía
Y quédate tantito más
Quiero sentirte mía

Y abrázame
Y abrázame [he he]
Y abrázame [he he, he he]
Y abrázame

Hoy me he dado cuenta
Que no había sentido
Tanto miedo antes
Que yo no decido
Que Dios lo hace mejor

Y antes de perder
De vista mi camino
Quiero mirarte un poco
Y soñar que el destino
Es junto a ti mi amor

Quédate un segundo aquí
A hacerme compañía
Y quédate tantito más
Quiero sentirte mía

Y abrázame
Y abrázame [he he]
Y abrázame [he he, he he]
Y abrázame
No, no y abrázame

Dame una razón
Para quedarme
Yo no quiero tu compasión
Quiero que estés conmigo
Hasta que me haya ido

Y abrázame
Y abrázame [o, no no]
y abrázame [he he, he he]
Y abrázame

Y abrázame
[Dame una razón para quedarme
Solo dame una razón]
Y abrázame
[Dame una razón solo dame
una razon, una razón]
Y abrázame
[Dame una razón para quedarme
Yo no quiero tu compasión]
Y abrázame
[Dame una razón
Solo dame una razón]

Tienes que saber
Que es lo último que pido,
Que estoy desesperado,
Y según mis latidos
No me queda mucho
Tiempo a mi favor

English

Embrace me

You must know
That it’s the last thing i am asking for
I am desperate
And according to my heart’s beat
There’s not much time left at my favor.

And before losing
My way, all sight of it
I want to look at you a little
And dream that my destiny
Is at your side, my love.

Stay here for a second
Be my companion
And stay a little more
I want to feel you that you are mine.

And embrace me
And embrace me [he he]
And embrace me [he he, he he]
And embrace me

Today i have realized
That i hadn’t felt
So much fear before
That i don’t decide
That God does that much better.

And before losing
My way, all sight of it
I want to look at you a little
And dream that my destiny
Is at your side, my love.

Stay here for a second
Be my companion
And stay a little more
I want to feel you are mine mine.

And embrace me
And embrace me [he he]
And embrace me [he he, he he]
And embrace me
No, no and embrace me.

Give me a reason
To stay
I don’t want your sympathy
I want you to be with me
Until i have gone.

And embrace me
And embrace me [o, no, no]
And embrace me [he he, he he]
And embrace me

And embrace me
[Give me a reason to stay
Just give me a reason]
And embrace me
[Give me a reason just give
Me a reason, a reason]
And embrace me
[Give me a reason to stay
I don’t need your sympaty]
And embrace me
[Give me a reason just give
Me a reason, a reason]

You must know
That it’s the last thing i am asking for
I am desperate
And according to my heart’s beat
There’s not much time left at my favo
r.