HERMOSA MARIPOSA (Beautiful Butterfly)
Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly, but in Náhuatl, the language of the Aztecs, the name for butterflies is papálotl. Butterflies are represented in the iconography and the myths of Mesoamerican civilizations, symbolizing movement, representing heroes or important people and gods.
The butterfly goddess symbolized love and movement, protected flowers and vegetation, was considered the mother of artisans as well as a representation of beauty.
Today in Mexico, during the ceremonies honouring departed family members; the Day of the Dead, mariposas are considered representations of souls returning for their annual visit.
Digital painting including Deviated Fractals
(Dedicado a mi amigo Harry)