The Mexican coat of arms, based on the Aztec symbol for Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City), the center of the Aztec empire. The coat of arms is derived from an Aztec legend, their gods told them to build a city where they spot an eagle on a nopal (cactus)eating a serpent. The eagle is a representation of the sun god Huitzilopochtli; the cactus called “nochtli” in Nahuatl, represents the island of Tenochtitlan; the snake represents wisdom, with strong connotations to the god Quetzalcoatl. Underneath the nopal is a garland, on the left the garland is green oak, a symbol of strength. On the right is a laurel branch, symbolizing victory.
Hi! For the McHanzo headcanons, I have a headcanon where Jesse owns these obnoxious boxers with eagles and the American flag on them, and one time he and Hanzo are being cute and cuddly and Jesse just rips off his pants and goes "Does freedom do anythin' fr' ya?" with an eyebrow waggle and Hanzo has this look of death on his face. Your art is gorgeous by the way!
I have to remind myself that boxers with the American eagle and flag on them are very real, and Mccree will very likely buy them along with a cactus printed pair.
This is an image inspired by the Teocalli, the throne of Moctecuzoma,
carved in stone and today housed in the Anthropologymuseum of Mexico
City. At the center appears an eagle seated upon a cactus, the sacred
symbol of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Mexica empire. The cactus emerges
from the heart of Copil, an ancient magician, which itself is within
the body of the earth. This is an image of modern Mexico; as such, this
is an image of the modern state, for the eagle on the cactus is today
depicted on the flag of Mexico. Thus, below appear the members of the
modern state; men and women who are Native American, white, and black,
all of whom bend over and sustain the state upon their backs.