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Mexican president posts photo of what he says is an elf — but the pic has a history – National

In keeping with Mexico‘s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, there are “mystical” beings throughout us — but when he shared a photo of what he claimed to be a creature akin to an elf, people on-line had been fast to eradicate any mysticism.

On Saturday, the president posted an picture on Twitter of what he claimed was an “aluxe” – a small, mischief-making, woodland spirit from Mayan custom. It is widespread for some believers to depart little choices in an try to appease the tough spirits typically thought to steal objects.

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Obrador shared two pictures, one of the alleged aluxe and one other of an historic sculpture depicting the spirit in Ek’ Balam, a Yucatec-Maya archaeological website in Mexico.

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In Spanish, Obrador wrote that the picture of the aluxe was taken on Wednesday by an engineer working to develop a new vacationer practice in the nation.

“All the things is mystical,” Obrador wrote in Spanish.

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

In the darkish photo, a blurry, shadowy determine is seen sitting in a tree. There seems to be one thing on the determine’s head. Two round lights — probably stars — make up the aluxe’s eyes.

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The president’s tweet has been shared practically 8,000 instances.

Although Obrador stated the photo was taken by an engineer on Wednesday, the picture is a lot older than that. USA Right this moment reported that the photo was shared on-line in February 2021 when a man stated he noticed the unknown creature in a park in Manchester, England.

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The following day, Mexican media retailers stated the photo was of a “witch” in Nuevo León in northeast Mexico, as per USA Right this moment.

Philips Park Manchester, final week a man on a early morning run, heard a commotion in a tree and photographed this!!!!
What the **** 😱 pic.twitter.com/62dKhgrqdT

— Iconic Autographs (@IconicAutograph) February 8, 2021

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The traditional Mayan civilization reached its peak from 300 A.D. to 900 A.D. on the Yucatan Peninsula and in adjoining components of Central America, but the Mayans’ descendants proceed to dwell on the peninsula.

Many proceed talking the Mayan language and carrying conventional clothes, whereas additionally conserving conventional meals, crops, faith and drugs practices, regardless of the conquest of the area by the Spanish between 1527 and 1546.

— with recordsdata from The Related Press. 

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