Category Archives: Aztecs
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
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
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
Nicely reimagined Aztec art.
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
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)