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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 discoverin... Read More

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The Legend of Xunaan & The Young Warrior

    Bolonchen de Rejon is a beautiful village in the state of Quintana Roo. Bolonchen means Nine Cenotes.   Legend has it that guided by a wise man, the first settlers of Bolonchen arrived at the place where they found nine cenotes, or deep natural wells created by the gods to collect r... 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 mill... Read More

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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 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 Toltecs precious cocoa grains.  This gener... 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 mo... Read More

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