The forced agreement with Huey Tlatoani

«There will be times when you will do everything in your power to get away with it, your most favourable quality is intuition and you will use it intelligently to achieve the goal»

The Messenger

By Ariadne Gallardo Figueroa

The day came that arrival of the eight Lords of Light was present at the majestic Tenochtitlán, all of them were surprised by the structures of that city supported on the skin of a huge lake and were amazed, Zila remembered the moment when the whale held them In his barge, in the middle of the wide sea, that was the feeling of warmth that he felt when he arrived at the impressive site of the Mexicas.

Zila compares the huge city with the whale that helps them in the middle of the sea

The inhabitants made a fence to observe and greet them, they were guarded by the entourage of the priestess of the temple of the Moon and that journey surprised the locals, since on other occasions when foreigners arrived at the big city, they were generally prisoners whose destiny it was to turn them into offerings of the flowery wars.

This time the procession gave them an air of dignity and respect, they admired the faces and clothes of the men, women and children of that beautiful city; at the distance in the Temple of the Sun the figure of Huey Tlatoani could be seen, a reserved man who, pressing his lips, remembered the words said by Erandi on the eve of the meeting with the newcomers:

“Those who are about to arrive are part of my group, related to a blood agreement where you offered the heart to preserve the life of Huitzilopochtli and I offered the blood in search of the answers Quetzalcóatl needs. First of all, you cannot do anything against the newcomers. ”

There is a history of confusion regarding the figure of the Feathered Serpent, called Quetzalcóatl, many say that it was a male with an appearance similar to the Lords of Light whose task was to end the atrocities of blood offered on the stone of sacrifices.

What I can argue in my story is that none of the enlightened, now named Lords of Light, were aware of what was happening and why such living offerings were made, the only one who did not agree with the sacrifices was Erandi, we can consider her the alter ego of Quetzalcóalt, in the same way, that Alnitak was in Odin’s life.

The humanistic part of history that we are as duality involves a mystery, we all have a feminine and a masculine side and in times of war and devastation the sensitive and intuitive side of these leaders was the one that skillfully made the difference, they made school and they held their groups together in search of answers to create unity, not devastation and war.

In the case at hand, Erandi used her cunning to make Huey Tlatoani see that precisely in the figure of Quetzalcóatl were the answers that opposed what he considered necessary; But as we all know, Erandi was not a public figure in the stories told by the conquerors and some dare to say that Jesus Christ himself incarnated the feathered serpent.

Although years later religious syncretism was championed by the conquerors, this strange comparison creates profound confusion. What I can assure in my story is that Erandi used magic to convey messages to Huey Tlatoani in his dreams where he would subtly understand that a change in values ​​was necessary and even when no one can assure that this was the true history. Anyway,  I would like to consider it as that alternate reality that is sometimes necessary to see history from another perspective.

When you take for granted that history cannot be looked at in any other way, there will always be someone who will come to you and tell you, take a good look, there is something you haven’t seen, take another look at the landscape and discover it.

Author´s notes:

Zila compares the huge city with the whale that helps them in the middle of the sea:  Picture by http://www.mexicomaxico.org/Tenoch/TenochD.htm

Por Ariadne Gallardo Figueroa

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