The universe will speak

If you know where evil comes from, do not approach it again, if you know where total darkness lives, get away as soon as possible.

“Take poetry to the illuminated place inside you, shape the world to transform it”

The Messenger

By Ariadne Gallardo Figueroa

Without a doubt Erandi assigned tasks to all the elements that surrounded her, she gave them the power to be heard at the precise moment that she needed, she invoked Dayami in a deity position to be the bearer of the necessary communication that would give them a different way of understanding what was coming.

In all this, she mentions the ice, the eternal snows of the mountains that surround the Altiplano where the Tenochca power is located. What meaning did the deity Itztlacoliuhqui have for the race that arises from the Sun? Within Nahuatl mythology, Itztlacoliuhqui, also known as Itzcoliuhqui, was the deity of justice, sacrifice, frost, cold, misery, winter, ice, tools, natural disasters. 

Some texts speak of the term “And sin” but remember that many of the translators of the Nahual truth were priests who, as chroniclers of the Kingdom in Spain, put terms that fit their vision of the world. It is important to point out.

For Erandi it was logical to think that everything that has been given to you by right, from beauty, strength, intelligence, strength, in the same way, and in justice to balance can be withdrawn, age just subtracts beauty, strength, and fortitude; on many occasions, it even deteriorates your intelligence. She understood that these are elements that serve as tools to understand the world around us and sometimes it was not age, but natural disasters themselves that could destroy everything.

That was the reason why she turned to Itztlacoliuhqui, the deity of ice, times were coming that were not known to anyone, and having the elements to point the way to her people was of vital importance.

Upon arriving at the entrance of Tenochtitlán and heading to the Temple of the Moon, he observed in the distance the plume of colorful plumage of his beloved, throughout the entire journey Ehécatl protected and accompanied her and as a sign of appreciation for the love that they had between them, gave a delicate gift with the help of Mixtli:

Ehécatl the deity of the wind with the help of Mixtli, the cloud, made a gift to lovers

The elements protected the couple who over the centuries would manage to bring to the indicated group everything that was necessary to fulfill the promise where the Messenger requested: Take the poetry to the illuminated place of their inside, shape the world to transform it.

None of this would be easy, we would live in times where the strength of the conquerors would upset all reality and would impose their criteria, their beliefs and would change everything. The most difficult thing did not reside in that, now we know that taming the forces of the spirit of every being under the dominion of a fixed idea is contrary to all living nature, since nothing is and remains static, everything is transformed.

What would have become of science in later years if the nuance that theological beliefs gave it had not intervened?

We know perfectly that answer, just as we know of deaths and imprisonments of luminous minds that should not have gone to those places.

We cannot deny that it depends on historical times and moments and that our evolution was marked in that way, but for Erandi and the Tlatoani of the Coyolxauhqui ´s temple  there was a clear warning:

If you know where evil comes from, do not approach it again, if you know where total darkness lives, get away as soon as possible.

Photograph of the author “The plume of the wind”

Author’s note: Mixtli de Miztli must be defined, the first means cloud and the second cat or puma

Autor: Ariadne Gallardo Figueroa

Escribir es una de las actividades creativas más fascinantes que existe, indagar lo caminos de diferentes versiones, encontrar motivos para acrecentar el cauce de un relato y motivar a la lectura, es agradable para todo el que escribe


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