Link to enlarge K6042 (Las Bocas - Ceramic Vessel) THE FOUNDATION RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

History of the Mexicans as Told by Their Paintings
Translated and edited by Henry Phillips Jr.
Read before the American Philosophical Society, October 19, 1883
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society XXI:616-651, 1883.
Edited by Alec Christensen

Table of Contents


Chapter   1
Chapter   2
Chapter   3
Chapter   4
Chapter   5
Chapter   6
Chapter   7
Chapter   8
Chapter   9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23

Notes 1-16
Note 17
Note 18
Notes 19-48
Notes 49-62
CHAPTER 10TH [p.624]

How they Departed, the People of Culuacan, and what Peoples went with them, and how they were named.

As has been already narrated on the eastern side of the river they represent the City of Culuacan, a very large city with many populous places around it filled with people, on the account of which the inhabitants determined [625] to seek a country to settle in, and being united they took for captain and war chief one named Ynqualtlatlanqui, and they took the names of the old towns and places they had left, and gave them to new ones in the country to which they immigrated. It is said that the following people went with them, and each one took its own god which it worshiped, and the manner of its own temple, for in each one the service was different, and no one was identical with another, for which reason they are painted dissimilar; and so there went forth with them those of Culuacan, which was the principal city, and was placed in the new settlement distant two leagues from the one whence they populated it as they came, of which more will be said in the hereafter. They took their gods, named Çinteul, son of Pinçetecli, Suchimulco 33 went with them, taking his god named Quelazcli, who was the stag of Mixcoatl 34 ashas been told; Atitlalabaca, went forth with his god Amimicli, which was a rod of Mixcoatl whom they reverenced as a god, and carried that rod in memory of him; Mizquique, went forth with Quiçalcoatl as his god; Chalco 35 went forth with Tezcatlipuca napatecli for his god. The people went forth of Tacuba, and Culucan and Ascapuzalco, which was called Tenpanecas, 36 and these took as their god Ocotecli, which is fire, and for this reason they are accustomed to consume in the fire all whom they capture in war. These people, say the Mexicans, and no more sallied forth, although those of Tazcuco, 37 and Tascala and Guejoçingo boast and vaunt themselves that they too came when the others came from Mexico, and are also of that land. All these people with their gods set out in this first year, which was tecpalt, and there went forth of them forty bands.


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