Further explanation of the illustrations above (from order of appeareance)
Coatlicue/ Virgin Mary. Coatlicue is the Mother of the Gods in the Aztec myth, and the virgin mother of Huitzilopochtli, the founder of what is now Mexico’s city, according to the Aztec myth.
In comparison, the Virgin Mary got pregnant in mysterious ways to bring to life the son of God, according to the Bible. Both female icons made ‘Tonatzin’ or “la Virgen de Guadalupe” who is more venerated than Christ in Mexico.
Quetzalcoatl/ Trifacial Jesus. Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent is the God who created humans as we are now, according to the Aztec myth. He was venerated by many civilizations as the Hopi (Native American tribe based in Arizona) and the Mayan people (who called him Kukulkan).
Both Christ and he spread his verbal teachings amongst humans, then compiled in the New Testament and the "Aztec bible": Huehuetlahtolli.
American Jesus. “God is dead”, a quote by F. Nietzsche is far from being truth. God is a personal statement. We pray to something and to nothing. Religion is not about the image itself, but what it represents: an idea (you have a purpose that has been decided by a divine being), a belief (your personal Jesus will hear you now) and faith (God is not dead).
As the capitalism expands in the whole world, the US imposes its vision and their fascination for serial killers and super stars it’s like the need for a new God. A modern prophet for modern times.
Día de Muertos. The day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition associated with the Catholic celebration of All Saints day; however, this celebration has its roots in the pre-Columbian age.
From the Conquest, Latin America not only pay with blood, but the highest price was the lost of identity and culture. The modern celebration is a reminder of encouraging the Mexican nationalism through an ‘Aztec identity’.