MEXICO: TREMENDOUSLY TENOCHTITLÁN DESTROYED

Already in 1520, after Cortés had been welcomed by Moctezuma and had taken him hostage, he wrote to King Carlos how many tremendously beautiful temples there were in Tenochtitlán. Amongst these mosques, there is one principal one, and no human tongue is able to describe its greatness and details, because it is so large that…

MEXICO: DET UMÅDELIGT SMUKKE TENOCHTITLÁN ØDELAGT

Allerede i 1520, efter Cortés var blevet budt velkommen af Moctezuma og havde taget ham som gidsel, skrev han til kong Carlos hvor mange umådeligt smukke templer verdensbyen Tenochtitlán rummede. Blandt disse templer er der et hovedtempel, som ingen menneskelig tunge er i stand til at beskrive storheden og ornamenteringen af, for det er så…

MEXICO: CUAUHTÉMOC MEETS CORTÉS

In his letter to King Carlos, Cortés wrote that he had let Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc know that he was waiting for his arrival, but apparently the Tlatoani had decided not to come. The answer of the Tlatoani was that he did not want anything but death. Cortés also wrote that he had promised some Aztec chiefs…

MEXICO: CUAUHTÉMOC MØDER CORTÉS

I sit brev til kong Carlos skrev Cortés at han havde ladet tlatoani Cuauhtémoc meddele, at han afventede dennes ankomst, men tilsyneladende havde tlatoanien besluttet ikke at komme. Tlatoaniens svar lød at han ikke ønskede andet end døden. Cortés skrev også at han havde lovet nogle aztekiske høvdinge, at han ikke ville skade Cuauhtémoc, at…

MEXICO: FEAST AND UPRISE IN TENOCHTITLÁN – ACCORDING TO INDIANS

In Codex Florentino, Sahagún wrote that Pedro de Alvarado had asked about Huitzilopochtlis feast, how the feast for the god was held. He wants to admire it, he wants to see in what way, and how, it goes. Then Moctezuma give orders. Those of his vassals who still went to him, brought his order. And…

MEXICO: FEST OG OPSTAND I TENOCHTITLÁN – IFØLGE INDIANERE

I Codex Florentino skrev Sahagún at Pedro de Alvarado havde spurgt til Huitzilopochtlis fest, om hvordan den gudefest blev holdt. Han vil gerne beundre den, han vil gerne se på hvilken måde, og hvordan, den foregår. Derpå giver Moctezuma ordre. De af hans vasaller, som endnu gik hen til ham, overbragte ordren. Og efter at…

MEXICO: MOCTEZUMA AT THE SPANIARDS – ACCORDING TO INDIANS

At the end of the year 1519, Moctezuma was held hostage in a golden cage. The Aztec population felt that new masters had come to the country, and two generations later, Sahagún in Codex Florentino wrote what he had heard Indians tell about the Spaniards first time in Tenochtitlán: And when the morning came, some…

MEXICO: MOCTEZUMA HOS SPANIERNE – IFØLGE INDIANERE

I slutningen af året 1519 blev Moctezuma holdt som gidsel i et guldbur. Den aztekiske befolkning mærkede at der var kommet nye herrer til landet, og to generationer efter skrev Sahagún i Codex Florentino det han havde hørt indianere fortælle om spaniernes første tid i Tenochtitlán: Og da det var blevet morgen, udråber man alt…

MEXICO: WAS CORTES RECOGNIZED AS GOD?

Next chapter of Codex Florentino: And after they had arrived at the palace, had walked into it, they immediately grabbed him, put him under guard, didn’t fail to watch Moctezuma carefully, and with him also Itzquauhtzin. But the others just fled. Apparently, Moctezuma has only been seized inside the palace! So anyway not on the…

MEXICO: BLEV CORTÉS SET SOM GUD?

Så fortsætter Codex Florentino: Derpå greb de hans arm; og sådan kommer de gående sammen med ham; de lægger hånd på ham, sådan viser de ham deres kærlighed. Og spanierne ser på ham, tager ham grundigt i øjesyn, de går videre til fods, de stiger til hest, de stiger af igen, for at se på…

MEXICO: MEETING IN COYOACÁN, NOVEMBER 8 1519

After Moctezuma had listened to reports on the massacre in Cholula, he sacrificed some people to Huitzilopochtli, so the god of war could reveal the truth of the arrival of the strangers and answer whether he would let them enter Tenochtitlán. For two days, Moctezuma had locked himself in with ten seniors, and he had…

MEXICO: MØDET I COYOACÁN 8. NOVEMBER 1519

Da Moctezuma havde lyttet til rapporter om massakren i Cholula ofrede han nogle mennesker til Huitzilopochtli, så krigsguden kunne afsløre sandheden om de fremmedes anmarch og svare om han ville tillade dem at komme ind i Tenochtitlán. I to dage havde Moctezuma holdt sig lukket inde sammen med ti højtstående, og han havde bedt og…