Category Archives: Malinche

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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Goddess of Grass Chapter 1 Part 1

1 The Emperor The pungent sweet fragrance of flowers from the many gardens throughout the city mate with the soft cries of every species of the exotic birds kept in extravagant cages, and carry on the night breeze.  The same … Continue reading

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Goddess of Grass

Goddess of Grass The Story of Malinalli Author’s Note I first heard parts of the story of the slave girl who helped conquer a country on the PBS series ‘Conquistadors’ (2001). My first research book after viewing that was “Voice … Continue reading

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The meanings of Malinche

La Malinche / Malinalli /  Malintzin / Dona Marina is the woman of many names and even her names have many definitions. In Mexico the term Malinche is akin to Benedict Arnold in the United States (rightly or wrongly – … Continue reading

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Locating the Self-Location of Malintzin

A very interesting essay on Malintzin: Locating the Self-Location of Malintzin Orlando Lara, olara@stanfordalumni.org As Teaching Assistant for Daniel Valdez in the staging of Ollin during the winter quarter of 2003 at Stanford University, one of my tasks was to … Continue reading

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Easter and the Conquistadors

The Spanish Conquistadors were very religious Catholics and Easter was very important to them. Bernard Diaz recounts a particularly important meeting on their first Easter in the New World: On Holy Thursday, in the year of our Lord 1519, we … Continue reading

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La Malinche: Traitor or Heroine?

La Malinche: Traitor or Heroine? Our take on that question- The story of La Malinche is so twisted and contorted that even her very name cannot be easily defined: Malinalli, Dona Marina, Malinche, La Malinche, Malintzin are all names by … Continue reading

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