Category Archives: Aztecs

Goddess of Grass Chapter 5 Part 1

Montezuma strolls through the beautiful garden with balconies extending over it, supported by marble columns. There are ten pools, in which were kept all the species of water birds. Some of the pools contain salt water and others fresh water … Continue reading

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Malinche – Good Overview Article

Tourists browsing around Mexico’s souvenir shops often see a painting – reproduced on everything from wall hangings to Tee-shirts – of a heroic-looking man in medieval armor and a beautiful, dark-haired woman, both on a heroic-looking white horse. History buffs … Continue reading

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A Case for Rejection of the Scholarly Views of Malinche

The scholarly view of La Malinche is that she was a courageous but naive young woman with no mind of her own who blindly went along with a conversation to Christianity without knowing any better, and who was a traitor … Continue reading

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Aztec Art

Nicely reimagined Aztec art.

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What kind of Role Model is Malinche?

What kind of Role Model is Malinche? Some Mexicans consider her a traitor for helping Cortez conquer Mexico, while others view her as a heroine for participating in certainly one of history’s most important events. How do you view her? … Continue reading

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Montezuma on PBS (BBC)

A pretty decent documentary on Montezuma, Cortes, and Marina (Malinche). It was produced by the BBC and airs occasionally on PBS stations in the U.S. Check your local listings. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montezuma_(BBC_documentary)  

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Goddess of Grass Chapter 4 Part 1

The Emperor After years of one disaster after another, the Emperor enjoys a brief respite. The lake water has receded; the doubling of taxes in the form of food has eased the famine, and Montezuma can attend to his regular … Continue reading

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