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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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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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