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Chicomoztoc, which means “seven caves,” the place from which the Aztec believed they came, was the Nahautl word for the mouth or womb. In the Aztec myth of creation, the Mexica left the bowels of the earth and settled in Aztlán, from which they acquired the name Aztec and from […]

Don Juan Kahuil

Shadows of the world of pre-contact Maya society come to us mostly from the records of the Spaniards themselves.  Of the records that have survived, court decisions and the narratives presented in them, offer a glimpse of a world that straddled pre and post contact, of which the judgment that follows is an example.

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