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 [14] [p.630]

[The Death of Huitzilihuitl.]

These nine years being passed, they rested likewise twenty-five years additional in peace and quiet, Vichiliutl governing them, and they built on the hill of Chapultepeque a grand temple to Vchilogos; and while they were here, the Mexican aborigines, who were all Chichimecas, joined themselves together and assaulted them, and sat down their camp to besiege them near to the southward of Chapultepeque, and when night came on they fell upon the Mexicans and slew them, so that but few escaped by flight and took refuge among the canebrakes and recesses of the lagoon which was near by; and they burnt the temple which had been built, and the people of Caltoca captured the two daughters of Vchiliutl, and carried them away captive; and also was Vchiliutl taken prisoner and the men of Culuacan slew him after he was captured; and those who fled and escaped were hidden for eighty days in the canebrakes, and ate nothing but herbs and vipers, and they bore with them Vchilogos being (here occurs apparently a lacuna in the MS.).


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