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Afterwork: The border.

Mayan creation myth:

“Heart-of-the-Earth-and-Sky” is from a book called Beginnings: Earth, Sky, Life, Death.

Heart-of-the-Earth-and-Sky is a beautifully told myth, beginning as many creations myths do, with emptiness. The earth was hidden; there was nothing but sea and sky. Then the god Heart-of-the Earth-and-Sky appeared and called on the earth to come forth and the land was there. He finished creating the world, but the first sunrise had not come (a recurring theme). He made all the creatures large and small and then assigned them places and ways to live. Heart-of-the-Earth-and-Sky wanted the animals to praise him and to thank him for giving him life. But, they could not, and so he told them they would not be the ones to rule the earth. And still the first sunrise had not come.

Then he made clay men. They were disappointing, so he melted them with rain into puddles, and the first race of men disappeared. He tried again with wooden men. They had life, but no minds. They were a terrible disappointment. He had to destroy them and had the help of others—the dogs, the millstones, the pots and dishes. All joined willingly in the attack on the wooden men—biting them, grinding them, beating them—until they were destroyed. Only a few managed to escape to the trees and remain as monkeys.

Again Heart-of-the-Earth-and Sky tried to make men. This time he called upon four other gods to help him. They all said that man must be made of the greatest of all plants—corn. Messengers were sent to bring back the finest corn—both yellow and white—which were made into yellow and white meal. Half of the meal was mixed together with water and shaped into four men. The other half of the meal was mixed with water and boiled until it became a rich broth and this was fed to the four corn men.

These men were wise, noble and could think. They thanked Heart-of-the-Earth-and-Sky for their gifts and for their lives. But he still was not pleased. These men were too wise. He realized that they saw all things and could grow too powerful. He breathed a veil before the eyes of these men, so that they saw only that which was before them. Then he caused them to sleep and while they slept, he created four women for them. When they awoke they did not even remember they had lost much knowledge and together the four first men and the four first women watched the first sunrise on earth.


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Anti-CP4 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Where was this taken?
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
In a little lee off a reservior I often went to; to view the sunrise.


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dark3y3s Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link]
Fave the news if you like it and check the others' work too! :)
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Thanks!


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SpicyShroom Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Photographer
You've been featured here [link]
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Thanks for the feature!


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SkellMan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing colours, the shot is so warm and bright


beautifully captured :)
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Thanks! I appreciate the comment. I haven't really taken anymore specific 'sunrise' shots. I might have to again.


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sugarugly Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
Beautiful. :)
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
:)


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richardxthripp Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's great. :clap:
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
Thank you!



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richardxthripp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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FisterMoley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
Looks like you were lucky enough to get the ideal sunrise photographers dream of. I particularly like the fluffy, angry clouds up the top.
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
It was a good morning, standing in a plowed cornfield watching the sun. LOL, and looking for deer. None showed that day, figures.


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PsychoticChibiiUsa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Mmm gorgeous :faint: I'm never up to catch sunrises, or else there'd probably be just as many pictures as my sunset ones ^^; This, however, tops them all :) :+favlove:
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
A perfect moment in time. I used to work nights, and those hours between three am, and six am...wonderous.


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PsychoticChibiiUsa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool :) I'm usually awake when the sun rises...but I just try to fall back to sleep :XD:
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
LOL

I could never do that. I'm awake five to ten minutes before my alarm. Then you know the day just pulls me up. Of course sometimes, I'm up all night and see the sunrise from the other side if you know what I mean, then go to sleep.

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PsychoticChibiiUsa Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol man I wish I could do that XD...*too lazy* I've been awake the past week when the sun rose, but I just couldn't get out of bed ^^; I'm so bad...
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
LOL, are you in the States? I think the cold air might be an incentive to stay in. I froze my nose off the last morning.


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PsychoticChibiiUsa Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I am :) I live in Northern Indiana :XD: We can get below-zero temperatures sometimes...so yeah ^^; That's part of the reason too :lol:
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
Ohh wow. I'm in Indianapolis. LOL.


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DarksainT1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Very awesome! I love the way it shines so bright even in this pieces. Gives a since of closeness to heaven.
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
Thank you Saint man!


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DarksainT1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
No problem Seductive Lady! LOL But you still can't seduce me! (That was not a challange.)
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
It's a good thing! I have a hard time turning down challenges. I'm very competitive.


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DarksainT1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
You seemed to be that type of person. That's why I wrote what I wrote. I dont' want to challange anyone right now. I am to happy with what I have and want to keep it that way. LOL But nice to know you do shrink from a challange all the same.
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
LOL,

It's a built in part of me. Warrior genes I suppose. I never turn down a good battle.


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DarksainT1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006
It's not a warrior gene. Believe me. Its just a stubbern thing.
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TheNumberOfTheBeast Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
Speechless. Just speechless.
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
chortles.

A new sunrise to gawk at. Maybe not as colorful as the one over the Reservoir, but boy was it bright gold.


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TheNumberOfTheBeast Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
I prefer this one... it is an hard choice but... I love too much the contrast with the black clouds on the top of the frame. They are magical.
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
grins.


Hard choice, you should seen me pick the one from like 100 shots. LOL But yes, that's why I chose this one. That contrast.


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PurrrpleDragon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:omg: I love this..... :aww:
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
Thank you darlin. Beautiful morning.


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BlondePenguin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Simply gorgeous. I'm not sure what else I could say, really. :blush:
Loved that story as well.
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
Mayan legends are so wild. You notice they didn't make the woman until the mens eyes' were blind? LOL. Sexist I tell you!


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BlondePenguin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
HAHA! That's a great point. :XD: The poor women should've been the ones the be blinded. ;)
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
LMAO.

You know I don't think it would have helped us. There's plenty of studies that prove females are more, umm how do I say this, more emotionally atuned, where as males are visual creatures. Generalizing I know.


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BlondePenguin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
Hahaha, good point. But if the women were anything like these girls I know, then it'd really be for the better than they're blind. Trust me, they aren't too emotionally or mentally atuned. :P
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
LOL

Well then they'd not realize what they were missing. :)


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BlondePenguin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
You're right. If I wanted to be meaner, I WOULDN'T have them be blind. :D These girls would deserve it.
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
LOL

Bet on karma darlin. I always walk away from such things thinking, one day...


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slategreen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow- I really like this one. My dad looked over my shoulder and he says, "Is that a painting or a photo?!" The colors just look terrific. :)
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
Hell I wish I could paint this well! Thank you for the compliment and from your father as well. :)


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slategreen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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nowherekid85 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
really pretty!! and i like the line of cloud along the bottom :)
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ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
The gleam? Yeah, I did too it seemed to glow with a little more brilliance than anything else.


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Khokolotte Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Wow, that is really pretty. I love the beautiful glow of it!
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