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The Legend of Cocoa The Legend of Chocolate

    This ancient legend recounts the story of how the god Quetzalcoatl gave the Toltecs precious cocoa grains.  This generous god wanted his people to be well fed and by being healthy dedicate themselves to improve and be the best people they could be, studious, knowledgable, ge... Read More

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The Culture of the SUn

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... Read More

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Cempasuchitl Colibri

The Legend of the Cempasuchil Flower The Day of the Dead Flower

This beautiful legend recounts the love story of two young Aztecs,  Xóchitl and Huitzilin, a romance from which the cempasuchil flower was born. This wonderful love story began when the two young Aztecs were still little. They used to spend all their spare time playing and enjoying discover... 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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La Llorona One Woman, Many Stories

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, Porti... Read More

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