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 [13] [p.629]

[The Sacrifice of Copil.]

Whilst they remained in Chapultepeque they had three war-chiefs, 44 one named Clautliqueçi, son of the chief who brought them, and was known by the same name, as has been told, and Acipa, son of Çipayiavichiliutl, son of Tlauizcal Potongui, and they chose this latter as their ruler to rule over them, and he governed them all the fifteen years they were in Chapultepeque. This Vichiliutl (sic), had two daughters, one named Tuzcasuch, and the other Chimalasuch; and, as we have already narrated, there was sacrificed in Chapultepeque, a son of the woman whom the Chichemecas took to carry off to Mechuacan, whence are descended those of Mechuacan, so they say that in this place also the aforesaid son of the said woman came to Mechuacan to see two Mexicans, 45 and when they wanted to sacrifice him, he said that he was not to be sacrificed except in Mechuacan, where his mother was, so over that they had [630] a fight by command of Vichiliutl and Quatliqueçi, and conquering him offered him up for sacrifice, and buried his heart in a place called Temestitan, which was a City of Mexico, afterward founded in this place, and the head they interred in Tluchitongo.


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