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“The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.“
I thought that in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I would share one of my many collections of Irish/ Celtic mythology and folklore. I also found it appropriate that ,today, among every other day, is a day where I get to especially gush over the Emerald Isle, the land of Éire, Hibernia… the land of Ireland. This country has held such a special place in my heart and I truly have plans one day to make it my home. It was the home of my family. My great-grandfather decided he wanted a better life for our family and took risks in hopes of having success. My father told me that it was always his dream to return back to Ireland but unfortunately he never got that chance. So, in his stead, I travelled last year back to the place where our family began, back to Ireland. Immediately my heart felt right at home and I will never forget that trip. My heritage and that country had such a hold on my heart that above a rather "lucky” scar, I got my first tattoo of a four-leafed clover symbolizing my heritage, my trip, and for my favorite country on Earth
What A Weird Relationship (1/5) - Peter Parker x (f)Reader x Brother!Stark
Words: 2021 Pairing: eventually there’s Peter Parker x Reader but rn it’s mainly a brother figure Tony Stark x Reader (more Peter Parker x Reader in later parts :) ) Requested: nah man but you know I decided to write a mini series to celebrate 1,000 followers Authors Note: (I tried to write five parts using gender neutral and it got really confusing in the later parts and i apologize but fem. pronouns worked much better than anything else..sorry) this part is kinda the introductory part to the series but I still found the Bro!Tony x Reader bonding was cute and I really like the story line so yay! Celebration! 1000 followers! Also, this series will be posted every other day at 9:30 PM EST until it ends on saturday (does that make sense? OH WELL)
“He’s on his way, I’m so sorry.” You told your teacher. “He said he had a very important meeting and he apologizes for being late…” You sighed. You hated having to be alone with a teacher, it was always so awkward.
“Oh, it’s completely fine. You are my last conference for today so it’s not that bad, I’m sure we won’t say too many bad things about you.” Your teacher winked at you, and you forced a little laugh out. “Just your father coming?”
“Uh, something like that.” You said, a bit quieter than before.
After making small talk with your teacher for at least five minutes, your legal guardian walked in.
“Hey, Tony.” You turned around to see Tony Stark walk in.
Tony pointed at you with a smile as he walked over to the table. “I hope you apologized for me!” He said with a laugh, before messing up your hair before sitting down.
“Multiple times.” You said back.
Your teacher looked back and forth between you and Tony. “It’s great to meet you.” She said, shaking Tony’s hand.
“You as well. So, what do we have to discuss about the trouble maker here?” Tony asked. “What’d she do know? Break another window? Punch someone? Oh, please don’t tell me she killed someone, we only do that on Tuesdays.”
Your teacher laughed, hoping he was joking. You, however, slapped Tony’s arm. “I’ve never even killed someone! Speak for yourself!” You yelled.
For the Aztec the staple food was the tortilla with everything else simply an accompaniment. However, the tortilla today was not the sole type of tortilla in the past. Based on Sahagun’s writings, Sophie Coe (1994:113) compiled the list of different tortillas, as well as tameles, that Sahagun recorded. The passages are as follows,
The tortillas which the lords ate every day were called totonqui tlaxcalli tlacuelpacholli, meaning white and hot tortillas, and they were folded, arranged in a chiquihuitl [container], and covered with a white cloth.
Other tortillas they also ate every day were called ueitlaxcalli, meaning large tortillas; these are very white and very thin, and wide, and very soft.
They also ate other tortillas called quauhtlaqualli; they are very white, and thick and large and rough.
They also ate some buns that were not round, but long, which they called tlaxcalmimilli; they are round and white and a span [eight inches?] long or a little less.
Another kind of tortillas they ate were called tlacepoalli tlaxcalli, which were in layers, and they were dainty food.
They also ate tamales of many kinds, some of them white and pellet shaped, neither round nor square, on their top they have a spiral which is made by the beans with which it is mixed [the layer of beans is rolled in the dough like a jelly roll].
Other tamales are eaten which are very white and very delicate … another kind of white tamale was eaten which was not as delicate as the above, they were somewhat harder.
Other tamales eaten are reddish, with a spiral on top, they are reddish because after the dough is made they are kept for two days in the sun or near the fire, and they stir it, and it becomes reddish.
Other tamales eaten were simple or ordinary, they were not very white but middling, and have a spiral on top like the above mentioned; other tamales were eaten which were mixed with nothing at all.
The lords ate these kinds of bread already mentioned with many manners of fowl roast and stewed; some of them in dough, containing a complete fowl, another kind with pieces of fowl in dough, which they call fowl in dough, or cock, with yellow chile.
Other kinds of roasted fowl were eaten; another roast which was roast quail.
There were also many kinds of tortillas for the commoners.
They also ate a kind of tamale made of maize tassels, mixed with amaranth/chenopodium seeds, and mixed with ground cherry kernel meats.
They ate certain tortillas made of tender maize ears, and another kind of tortillas made of very small and very tender maize ears. (Sahagun 1982: 463-464)
All these different kinds of tortillas and tamales were paired with a sauce. This was then followed by some fruit and finished with chocolate.
The sauce dishes, which are called casseroles by Sahagun, are just as numerous if not more so than the tortillas and tamales. These are the descriptions that Sahagun provides,
The lords also ate many kinds of casseroles; . . one kind of casserole of fowl made in their fashion, with red chile and with tomatoes, and ground squash seeds, a dish which is now called pipian; they ate another casserole of fowl made with yellow chile.
They ate many kinds of casseroles, and they ate roast birds …
They also ate many kinds of chile stews; one kind was made of yellow chile, another kind of chilmolli [sauce with chile] was made ofchiltecpitl [a kind of chile] and tomatoes; another kind of chilmolli was made of yellow chile and tomatoes.
They also ate fish in casseroles: one of white fish made with yellow chile and tomatoes; another casserole of greyish-brown fish made with red chile and tomatoes, and with ground squash seeds which is very good to eat.
They eat another kind of casserole made of frogs with green chile; another kind of casserole of those fish which they call axolotl with yellow chile; they also ate another kind of tadpoles with chiltecpitl.
They also ate a kind of little reddish fish made with chiltecpitl; they also ate another casserole of large-winged ants with chiltecpitl.
Also another casserole of locusts, and it is very tasty food; they also ate maguey worms, with chiltecpitl molli [sauce]; also another casserole of shrimps made with chiltecpitl and tomatoes, and some ground squash seeds.
Also another kind of casserole of the kind of fish which they calltopotl, made with chiltecpitl as the above said.
Another casserole they ate was of large fish, made as above… they ate another casserole made of unripe plums [Spondias spp.], with some little white fish, yellow chile, and tomatoes. (Sahagun 1982: 463-464)
I just want to note that this is a very small representative sample of the entire range of Aztec cuisine. While there are few dishes recorded by people like Cortes or Sahagun, there are more ingredients than dishes recorded. For example, as few as eight varieties of maize were used by the Aztec (Coe 1994: 88), other grains like chia, huauhtli, and amaranth, twelve kinds of beans (Coe 1994: 89), different kinds of chile, roots like chayotli and jicama, manioc and sweet potatoes, mushrooms, agave, maguey leaves, as well as a number of animals such as dog, turkey, Muscovy duck, lizards, and wild fowl.
Coe also states that the number of meals eaten per day is not well known. Most sources, she says, say there are just two meals a day. One meal in the morning and one meal in the afternoon, though one account said that laborers moving a statue were fed three meals with one at dawn, one around nine in the morning, and one in the afternoon (Coe 1994: 110).
If you can get your hands on Coe’s book, I highly recommend it. While newer scholarship has certainly complimented her book in the last two decades, I have not yet seen a revised version or other comprehensive book as hers.
Coe, Sophie D. America’s first cuisines. University of Texas Press, 1994.