Mexico’s President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, shared an intriguing post on his social media accounts.
Mexican President Shares Photo of Alleged Elf on Twitter. He claimed it was an “Aluxe,” a mythological woodland spirit similar to an elf from Mayan folklore.
Three days before its presentation, an engineer captured the picture. Consequently, the president appeared convinced that the photo constituted evidence of the elusive woodland spirit’s existence.
The photo shows a tree with a branch forming what appears to be a halo of hair, with stars forming the figure’s eyes.
Les comparto dos fotos de nuestra supervisión a las obras del Tren Maya: una, tomada por un ingeniero hace tres días, al parecer de un aluxe; otra, de Diego Prieto de una espléndida escultura prehispánica en Ek Balam. Todo es místico. pic.twitter.com/Tr5OP2EqmU
— Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) February 25, 2023
The above tweet translates to: I share two photos of our supervision of the Mayan Train works. One, taken by an engineer three days ago, apparently from an aluxe. Another, by Diego Prieto of a splendid pre-Hispanic sculpture in Ek Balam. Everything is mystical.
President Obrador seemed to take the sighting seriously!
He wrote that “everything is mystical,” which caused a stir among the people of Mexico, many of whom hold traditional beliefs.
It’s not surprising that the President took the photo so seriously since he has always expressed his admiration and reverence for Mexico’s indigenous cultures and beliefs.
In recent years, President Obrador has tried to embrace the culture of Mexico’s indigenous people. This post seems to be another example of his efforts to recognize and appreciate indigenous beliefs.
According to traditional Mayan beliefs, “Aluxes” are small creatures known for their mischievous behavior.
Woodland spirits are notorious for their playful antics, often targeting unsuspecting individuals and hiding their belongings.
They are believed to reside in forests and fields and are known for their mischievous behavior.
To pacify these mischievous beings, locals in certain regions offer small tokens of appeasement.
Between 300 A.D. and 900 A.D., the Mayan civilization thrived in the Yucatan Peninsula and surrounding areas of Central America.
Despite the conquest of the region by the Spanish between 1527 and 1546, the Mayan descendants still call the peninsula home.
A substantial number of them continue to speak the Mayan language and uphold traditional customs and beliefs.
President Obrador’s post created a buzz among the Mexican people, who are proud of their indigenous heritage and traditions.
The sighting of the “Aluxe” may have been dismissed by some as a figment of the president’s imagination.
it certainly adds to the richness of Mexico’s cultural history and traditions.
Want to keep up with the latest news? Check out the rest of our articles here
Thumbnail image: Image by www.slon.pics on Freepik