|The man Django rides becomes a conqueror|
An ancient Olmeca king deified in the times before they crossed the ocean, Django was the ancient god of fire, lightning, and thunder. As the violent king, he constantly expanded his empire through endless military campaigns and battles. Because of his bloody-minded focus and discipline, many today pray to Django for a strong will and self-control. Those whom Django rides become conquerors; they conquer themselves, and they conquer others.
A double headed stone ax is his symbol. Django chooses a champion by striking them with his lightning; look for the tell-tale scars on the flesh of the mighty. He casts lightning by hurling down stones from the sky. The tell-tale signs of his lightning strikes are often found on the earth after rains clear. These thunder stones are sacred to Django, and are often found in his temples and shrines.
|Photo of Tlaloc by El Comandante|
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Olmeca warriors, nobles, and aspiring kings worship the human, black-skinned, kingly aspect of Django-Tlaloc. In contrast, Olmeca peasants revere the deity's scaly aspect as the lightning-bringer whose storms renew the soil's fertility through fire and rain. Of course, the Olmeca's rulers and priests ignore another aspect of Lord Tlaloc at their peril. Lord Tlaloc also extinguishes fire - the fire of life - by drowning. This is something the other peoples of Xeno-Meso never forget.
*Mask of Tlaloc, nahua god of the rain (National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City - Teotihuacán hall).