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DIA Y NOCHE DE LOS MUERTOS
October 29, 2022 @ 9:00 am - October 30, 2022 @ 12:00 am
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DIA Y NOCHE DE LOS MUERTOS
MAYAHUEL – THE MAGUEY GODDESS
The 23rd Annual Día de Los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever will take place on Saturday October 29th 2022 featuring separate daytime and evening events.
“Dia de los Muertos” & “Noche de los Muertos”
are two separate ticketed events, one daytime and one evening, allowing guests to enjoy a more intimate experience of the altars, dancers, musicians, art exhibitions, culinary vendors and more!
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS TICKETS HERE
9AM – 3PM
NOCHE DE LOS MUERTOS TICKETS HERE
5PM – 12AM
Mayahuel – The Maguey Goddess
Mayahuel is the Aztec Goddess of Fertility, the Maguey (Agave), and the ruler of the 8th day and the 8th year. She brings us Love, Magic, and Transformation. She has dominion over Earth, the Night Sky, hallucinations, and intoxications: the Centzon Totochtin, 400 Drunken Rabbit Gods, are her children.
Mayahuel’s ancient gifts of the Maguey to the Aztecs included food, shelter, drink, medicine, soap, cloth, thread, needle, baskets, blankets, and paper. Her thorns were used as ritual bloodletting instruments.
Psychologists lately confirm what the Aztecs always knew: Mayahuel eases our grief and comforts our miseries with her gifts of Mezcal and pulque, the transformative foaming “honey water”, sometimes containing mushrooms, consumed by the Aztecs during spiritual ceremonies and festivals, agricultural blessings, weddings, and fertility rites.
One of Mayahuel’s legends begins when Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god, falls in love at first sight with her as he ascends to the Heavens to battle her evil grandmother, Tzitimitl, a celestial monstress swallowing light into swirling darkness and feeding on the souls of human sacrifices.
Infuriated by the sparks of their passion, evil Tzitimitl pursues the Lovers back to Earth and upon discovering Mayahuel disguised as a tree, rips her granddaughter into a thousand shreds.
Grief stricken, Quetzalcoatl kills Tzitimitl, gathers Mayahuel’s scattered remains and buries them. Heartbroken, he stands guard at her grave as his tears fall on the remains of his murdered beloved. Touched by his sorrows, the other gods add hallucinogenic mushrooms to his pulque to comfort him.
Fed by his tears and their enduring love, the first Maguey (agave) plant sprouts on Mayahuel’s grave. The sweet sap of the agave is evermore the blood of the Goddess – producing pulque and mezcal to forever lesson our miseries and lift our grief.
This Día de los Muertos 2022, we acknowledge the griefs and miseries of recent years as we gather celebrate the Gifts of Mayahuel and summon better days.