Category Archives: Malinche

MALINTZIN from http://malintzin.org/

MALINTZIN (mah-leen-tsin) One of the most controversial figures of the Spanish Conquest, is Malintzin, also known as La Malinche or Doña Marina. She was born to a noble family, was enslaved, became an interpreter and confidante to the Spanish explorer … Continue reading

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Goddess of Grass Chapter 3 Part 2 The turning Point in Malinalli’s Life

The Heroine For weeks there is a power vacuum in the village. Malinalli’s father’s clerk takes over temporarily as the people there and in the surrounding territory are in shock at the news of their chief’s early demise. By all … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Marina (Malinalli’s Christian baptismal name) -along with her Spanish comrades – was known to be a devout Catholic and therefore certainly celebrated Christmas. It was also believed she had a special affinity with the Virgin Mary, after whom she was … Continue reading

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Goddess of Grass Chapter 2 Part 2

The Heroine Malinalli is happy. She is continuing her education and absorbing it like a sponge. Her father loves her and even her mother softens a little, teaching her weaving and spinning and cooking—apparently accepting the fact she will never … Continue reading

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Goddess of Grass Chapter 2 Part 1

The Conqueror For nearly two years Cortés continues to make conquests of his own—the female variety—and each adds to his personal treasury until he finally accumulates enough to buy passage to Haiti and set himself up as a colonist. The … Continue reading

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Goddess of Grass Chapter 1 Part 4

The Heroine The same year that the Emperor Montezuma assumed the throne as ruler of the Aztec Empire, the instrument of his ultimate downfall was born many miles to the East. She was daddy’s girl from the moment she could … Continue reading

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Goddess of Grass Chapter 1 Part 3

The same year that the Emperor Montezuma assumed the throne as ruler of the Aztec Empire, the instrument of his ultimate downfall was born many miles to the East. She was daddy’s girl from the moment she could breathe on … Continue reading

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