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 [18] [p.631]

[Flight from Colhuacan.]

At the end of the aforesaid twenty-five years the Mexicans left a temple which they had built to Vchilogos in Culuacan, and erected another very large one at Tiçapaa, 47 and when the Culuacans saw so grand a temple they asked the Mexicans what they were going to have in that temple, and what they should place in it; to which they were answered hearts, and when the Culuacans heard this reply, they threw straw and filthy things into the temple, mocking at the Mexicans. Then the Mexicans [took a woman] 47* who was called Avençi, and sacrificed her to Vchilogos smeared blood on the walls with one of her legs; and when the Culuacans saw this sacrifice they were astounded, and arose against the Mexicans, and they all ran near to Catitlan, a river which flows close to Culuacan and kept on flying all the way to Nextiquipaque in which place at this day there are ten households that are subject to Mexico, and Coxcoçi, chief of Culuacan, looked favorably upon the Mexicans, and because they had risen against the Mexicans, he slew many Culuacans.


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