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 Reimagining Cihuateotl


The way in which the Mexica and the Spanish face the trauma of sacrifice opens the question of how different cultures relate to loss when debating between the possibility of obtaining constant fruits from the earth and the fear of being devoured by a monstrous being, between being seen as a goddess to whom tribute must be paid for her wisdom or as a despicable being to be destroyed and feared.

Historical trauma experience not only involves the recurrence of an event, but it needs to remain unassimilable to consciousness, involves a story of survival and its possibility of passing on to another, and the possibility of address. A chance for the traumatic return to awaken the survivor and to awaken the survivor to an address.

Stories that deconstruct, heal and demand a new look.