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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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Mural de Diego Rivera en Palacio Nacional

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Our Lady of Solitude

The Legend of Our Lady of Solitude & the Mule

  An ancient story recounts the story of Oaxaca's Our Lady of Solitude. Legend has it that in 1620 a mule driver, guiding his mulas, mules train through the streets of Oaxaca on his way to Guatemala, suddenly discovered he had an extra animal, carrying a huge box on his back. Outsid... Read More

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The Culture of the SUn

The Culture of the Sun

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true }); 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 ni... 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 Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true });                                               En Español The view that adorns the world's largest city – Mexico City – ... Read More
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