This portal of pre-Hispanic mythology leads us through the mythical narrative, presented by Arturo R Martínez; after his reencounter with the pre-Hispanic myths of his childhood, narrated to him by his grandparents. These legends are a brief fragment of the vast Mexican cultural heritage, and the author, seeks to extend life to them with his pen. It also detonates the sensory song of his troubadour heart, transformed into a visual tribute through his cryptids. The images embraced with these doubtful stories, allow the reader to discover, detailed symbolisms used by this multidisciplinary artist, to dress up each character, describing their powers and lineage, between brushstrokes, shapes and colors.
The mysticism of this magical dance awakened the hyperactivity of my tenacious and creative spirit, who joyfully, joined the desire of contributing to the legacy of fine arts, with a modest vestige of #new light from my poetry. I wish you fully enjoy this literary testimony of emotional reflections, generated during the creative journey. May it motivate you to dream and continue your own version of the stories, portraying the myths and their characters… As when sliding my eyes through the legend of The Rabbit and the Moon, and my verse emerged: In your face of silver, enchanted lady, you reflect from a rabbit its divine loyalty. Beautiful moon, by Quetzalcoatl married, come to sky to illuminate the lovers.
A myth is a cultural phenomenon originating from oral narrations that describe unlikely stories. Mythical alter gives reality and qualities of people or things, in order to grant them more meaning and value than they originally have. The mythological beings can be created based on circumstantial, testimonial, and material evidence, which may be seen as baseless to most of the people on the surface. The mythical beings of cryptozoology are referred to as characters, gods, or supernatural processes of a community, which arise as stories and legends; over time they become culturally accepted as real facts with great symbolic meaning.