A photographic experiment. By Chico Sanchez


Axolotl. The God of Xochimilco

Sharing an audio-slide show about the Mexican salamander, the ajolote (Ambystoma Mexicanum). Its name in the original Nauatl language is Axolotl, the acuatic name of the god Xolotl, twin brother of Quetzalcoatl. This amazing animal can regenerate almost every part of its body. In the audio-slide show I share information about this animal and also about the legend of god Xolotl, associated with this salamander. Like many other species in Mexico, the ajolote is in danger of extintion according to recents studies by the UNAM university. Xochimilco lake channels are the last remains of prehispanic Mexico City.


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