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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 p... Read More

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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 Many Faces of Quetzalcoatl

Read it in Spanish Quetzalcoatl, one of the main deities of pre-Hispanic civilizations, is present in most of 15th-century Mesoamerica. From the beginning, he has been attributed countless mysteries: he is considered a man, a deity, a priest, a myth or a legend.   The origi... Read More

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La Llorona A five-century-old lamentation

Read in Spanish “They say that a crazy weeping woman appears in a street near the high school/ That she dances the twist and rock‘ n roll; that she dances rock‘ n roll and the twist, and if you look at her you’ll go completely mad…” Los Gliders, 1961 For over 500 years and ev... Read More

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The Aztec Sun Stone

 Español  This huge monolith with at least 500 years of existence seems to speak to us from its silence of stone. The sunken eyes of Tonatiuh, the Aztec sun god, look out from the center of this cyclic sequence of glyphs and dates. The impressive Stone of  the  Five Eras, has a diameter ... Read More
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