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The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl

by Chela Orozco                                                 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 t... Read More

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The Culture of the Sun

When the first men became conscious of the light that was emitted from the sun, and the relationship that exists between light and day; darkness and night; the sun and the moon;  they assigned them each values.  The sun received the positive values: life and flourishing nature;  the moon’s valu... Read More

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Popol Vuh

Spanish by Chela Orozco The Popol Vuh or "Council Book" gathers part of the wisdom and traditions of the Mayan culture established primarily in the Quiche region of Guatemala. It is a conjunction of religion, mythology, history, astrology, customs and legends that des... Read More

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La Llorona One Woman, Many Stories by Angelica Galicia

Spanish The eve of the conquest of Mexico -Tenochtitlan by Hernan Cortes and his Spanish army was plagued by omens that Miguel Leon–Portilla enumerates in his book, “Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico”. Based on codices as well as from memories of the period, Portill... Read More

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The Legend of Our Lord of the Poison by Angelica Galicia

Spanish For the Spaniards, conquering the Aztec capital, Mexico-Tenochtitlan, was only the first of many battles waged to finally impose their culture on the inhabitants of those rich lands, which for many years remained true to their beliefs and traditions. It took the friars of various orders tha... Read More

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La Llorona A five-century-old lamentation by Angelica Galicia

Read in Spanish “They say that a crazy weeping woman appears in a street near the high school/ That she dances the twist and rock‘ n roll; that she dances rock‘ n roll and the twist, and if you look at her you’ll go completely mad…” Los Gliders, 1961 For over 500 years and even in the ... Read More
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