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Where is Papantla?

The municipality has a territorial extension of 1,119.26 square kilometers, bordering to the north with the municipalities of Cães de Herrera and Tihuatlán; To the south with Martinez de la Torre and with the State of Puebla; To the east with the Gulf of Mexico, Tecolutla and Gutiérrez Zamora and to the west with Poza Rica, Coatzintla and Espinal. 129 more words

Experience

El día que volamos como águilas y bailamos al sol en torno al palo volador

Habíamos visto con anterioridad los magníficos voladores de Papantla conquistando las nubes y los espectadores boquiabiertos desde lo alto de su palo volador. Lo que no habíamos visto hasta entonces fue el proceso de aprendizaje que envuelve a dichos voladores desde que entran en la escuela que les convertirá en águilas del mundo.Por ello nos dirigimos al Centro Educativo Takilhsukut, escuela de voladores por excelencia. 385 more words

Mexico

Los Voladores de Papantla Ritual

The legend says that many years ago, there was a severe drought in Totonacapan which caused much havoc and cost the Totonac many lives. A group of elders from the Totonac village gathered together to decide what to do. 265 more words

Travel

The Dance of the Birdmen – The History and Legend behind the Voladores de Papantla

As the men walk in a single file with their heads bowed down as a sign of respect to the gods, spectators watch in astonishment the 30 meters long wooden (almost 100 feet) pole which the Birdmen are about to climb. 1,349 more words

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