HISTORY OF MEXICO

In Mexico, the custom of dressing the Child God gives a special color to the Candlemas Day, but not all their representations are a reason for collective veneration, only some that according to their followers "have demonstrated through miracles the power to alleviate the suffering of people". On the occasion of the celebration of the Candelaria,...

In the cosmovision of the Nahua people of the Sierra de Zongolica, many of the deaths of their countrymen are the product of evil rites or tlachiwilistli, since they conceive the possibility that another person, through a ritual specialist called tetlachiwia ("the one who does evil"), may have the power to influence the divinities, the...

The exhaustive investigations carried out in the archaeological zone of the Templo Mayor, since the discovery of the monolith of Coyolxauhqui, on February 21, 1978, have allowed determining that the funeral rituals carried out in pre-Hispanic times in that sacred precinct of ancient Tenochtitlan, were related to the most important characters of the...

During pre-Hispanic times, the Coyolxauhqui monolith served as a sacred vessel in which the bodies of men sacrificed in honor of the Sun were deposited. The use of this carved stone was used during the rituals that recreated the myth about the birth of Huitzilopochtli, the central deity of the Mexica.

In the Catholic Christian rite, confession forgives sins and purifies the penitent, or is it possible that the necessary requirement to receive communion was used precisely to add one more sin to those who came to unburden themselves of them?

Establishing an exact date for the founding of Mexico-Tenochtitlan "is very difficult, if not impossible," acknowledged this Thursday the director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Diego Prieto, in reference to the controversy over whether that event took place in 1321 or 1325.

"Dear, where are you, my dear, heaven of my thoughts? Where are you not persecuting (sic) my sighs and my laments? With this, I returned to my old sorrow and I remained like the Jews waiting for the Messiah...", thus begins a letter that the Franciscan friar José Ignacio Troncoso addressed to the Poor Clare nun María de Paula de...

By means of a scientific analysis of the wind chimes and noise generators of the pre-Hispanic era, new data were obtained that deepen their sonorous function and their acoustics were reproduced. It is an investigation generated from the finding of a fragment of a wind sonador or "whistle of death", from the formerly called Cerro Mazatépetl,...