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  Myths & Legends

The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story

Thousands of years ago, when the Aztec Empire was in its heyday and dominated the Valley of Mexico….The chief had a daughter named Iztaccihuatl: the most beautiful of all the princesses, who had professed her love for young Popocatepetl, one of her father’s people and the most handsome warrior. Continue reading



The History of Mexican Pottery

“A peoples’ creativity, its sensitivity and its finesse can all be appreciated through its pottery.”  Herbert Read Art Historian Since the emergence of the  Olmec  culture, considered to be the mother of the Mesoamerican cultures, ceramics, pottery making, took an important… Read More


Cinco de Mayo

¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! Los mexicanos somos verdaderamente un pueblo festivo; Cualquier excusa da lugar a una gran celebración! Pero la más importante y emocionante es el 16 de septiembre, Día de la Independencia y Cinco de Mayo, el 5… Read More

  Culturas Pre-Hispanicas

Los Aztecas: Datos Relevantes

  El tiempo que transcurrió desde la salida de Aztlán hasta la ceremonia de la fundación de Tenochtitlán comprende 210 años.   Los migrantes encontraron una imagen de Huitzilopochtli en una cueva en Culhuacán.   Los mexicas o aztecas encontraron… Read More

  Culture & Traditions


  Myths & Legends

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… Read More


  Myths & Legends

The Legend of Cocoa The Legend of Chocolate

  Mexican culture is rich in history and traditions, many reflected in legends, fables and myths.  Here follows the legend of cocoa-chocolate and the mythical god Quetzalcoatl. This ancient legend recounts the story of how the god Quetzalcoatl gave the… Read More

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