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: 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…

TWO HISTORICAL PLAZAS: IN MEXICO AND IN PERU

In the final comparisons in my two-piece work The World According to Aztecs and Incas: MYTHS AND STORIES OF MEXICO AND PERU I write (pages 488-489 in Volume 2): ***** Today, the populations of Mexico and Peru are results of meetings between Indians and Spaniards; in most, genes originate from them, and then there are…

TO HISTORISKE PLADSER: I MEXICO OG I PERU

I slutningen af det tobindsværk om aztekere og inkaer, som netop er udkommet, skriver jeg om to pladser: en i Mexico og en i Peru. (siderne. 490-491 i bind 2): ***** I dag er Mexicos og Perus befolkninger resultater af møder mellem indianere og spaniere; i de fleste stammer gener fra dem, og så er…