Javier Medellin Puyou illustration

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Series of history book illustrations for a Mayan legend called “The Gift of the Hummingbird”.
The story in a nutshell: Tzunuum, the hummingbird was created by the Great Spirit, but she was very plain. Her feathers had no bright colors, yet she didn’t mind. The Spirit took pride in her flying skill and was happy with her life. When it came time to be married, Tzunuum found that she had neither a wedding gown nor a necklace. Some of her friends decided to give her a surprise, so all of them generously donated colorful feathers and ornaments to her. Some trees gave fruits and petals as well. The Great Spirit so admired her humble, honest soul that he sent his messenger, Cozumel, the swallow, that the hummingbird could wear her wedding gown for the rest of her life.

Date created: April 2021 2021-04-01T00:00:00+0100
Date published: 6 May 2021 2021-05-06T21:31:49+0100

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Javier Medellin Puyou has been a Contributor since 25th November 2015.

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