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The Aztec Sun Stone

The Aztec Sun Stone

 Español  This huge monolith with at least 500 years of existence seems to speak to us from its silence of stone. The sunken eyes of Tonatiuh, the Aztec sun god, look out from the center of this cyclic sequence of glyphs and dates. The impressive Stone of  the  Five Eras, has a diameter ... Read More

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Legend of Maize

The Legend of Maize

  An ancient legend tells the story that before the arrival of the god Quetzalcoatl, the Aztecs only consumed roots and game animals; they did not eat corn because it was beyond their reach, hidden behind the massive mountains surrounding the city.    The other gods had already sough... Read More

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The Legend of Coatlicue & Coyolxauhqui

Aztec legend recounts the story of Coatlicue, the goddess of life and death and the mother of the Four Hundred Southerners, Centzon Huitznahuas, gods of the Southern Stars and Coyolxauhqui who ruled over her brothers. Coatlicue, lived in Coatepec, where she did penance sweeping. One day whi... Read More

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The Legend of the Foundation of Tenochtitlan

  One of the most beautiful Mexican legends recounts that the people of Aztlan, north of what is today Mexico, had to leave their homes by orders of their gods in search of the promised land. It is believed that the Aztecs, whose name means the people of Aztlan, began to emigrate in the... Read More

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El Callejon del Beso: A Love Story in Guanajuato

  When two lovers pass through the Callejon del Beso,  the Alley of the Kiss, they must kiss on the third step in order for their love to last forever.   That’s why hundreds of people who pass through this narrow place don’t hesitate to do so and hope that the story turns out ... Read More

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The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story

                                              En Español The view that adorns the world's largest city – Mexico City – is enhanced by the majesty of two of the highest volcanoes in the hemisphere: Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl.  The presence of these enormous ... Read More
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