Label: Hands Productions - D026 • Format: CD EP • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic • Style: Dark Ambient, Rhythmic Noise
Maya, one of the foremost cultures of Mesoamerica that was comparatively bloodless in its religious practice but possessed a fearsome god whose rule spread over much of Central America. That god was known to the Maya as Zotzilaha ; he was portrayed as a tall man with the head and wings of a bat, his face and teeth those of the vampire bat.
In one hand was a severed head, in the other a heart, symbolizing his power over the living and the granting to him of the ultimate sacrifice - human life. Ka, the ancient Egyptian name for an astral being that was considered the guiding force for all human life. The, the soul of an individual, remained close to the ka in the grave. The term for death in ancient Egypt was -going to one's ka. Cats, animals long associated with the uncanny, the mysterious, witchcraft, and magic.
During the Middle Ages and in the subsequent witch crazes of Europe, cats were viewed as direct links to evil, serving supposedly as familiars, or demonic servants. They were put on trial, tortured, and eventually executed by hanging for their participation in heresy and crime. Plague, the name given to several forms of epidemic diseases that caused severe depopulation in Europe and in parts of the Middle East throughout the Middle Ages and into the seventeenth century.
The most famous outbreak was the Black Death, beginning in at Constantinople. Christianity, the main enemy of all evil, vampires included, which, ironically, helped to give shape to the European understanding of vampirism. Chief among the earliest Christian documents concerning vampires was the Malleus Maleficarum, published inwhich proclaimed that the devil used corpses to inflict grievous harm on mankind.
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