Black Legend


#1

Here is a recent article summarizes recent discoveries that tend to support Spanish Conquerors claim of Human sacrifice in parts of the New World.

sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_2533796


#2

I wasn’t aware of any controversy in this matter before your brought up this article. The Aztecs worshipped a god that wore flayed skins, for Pete’s sake!

I’ve been to some very P.C. universities, and I’ve never heard that the sacrifices described didn’t take place. Interesting article none the less.


#3

I took Native American History and Latin American Politics at a public university here in Oklahoma in 1994 and 1999. My Native American History textbook when it discussed the Conquest of Mexico by Cortez omitted any reference to human sacrifice by the Aztecs. It was on through the insistence of my late father (d. 2002), a devout Catholic that I had knowledge of this. It led me to read the recently translated into english, journal of Bernard Diaz [sic], one of Cortes men who gives a firsthand account of the sacrifical slaughter by the Aztecs. Diaz, is by the way, one of the primary historical sources of the events during the conquest by Cortez. His descriptions of mass graves of Bones he encountered in nearby settlements before they reached montezuma made a impression on me. Some may have argued that Diaz exaggerated but from reading Diaz first hand account I was left convinced that there was a basic truth to it.


#4

Wow, that’s very scary to me that such things were completely ommitted. Funny thing is, I’ve spoken to Mexicans who have no discomfort discussing such things. Funny thing is that, historically, Europeans said the same things about their own ancestors. Europeans seem to revel in the fact that their people were conquered, in power and in faith, and forced to abandon their human-sacrificing ways, and those accounts were far less substantiated. At least that was the case for centuries.
The sad thing about all of this is that, IMO, it actually leaves the scientific advancements of such societies standing out in a no-man’s land. The Mayans developed their vast scientific and mathematical abilities in order to properly chart the movement of the heavens, largely due to the precise timing that sacrifices must occur.

As I said, it also leaves huge gaps in their art. We know that the Aztecs worshipped a god named Xipe who whore flayed human skin, and flayed skin was the very symbol of the god. Why such a bloody and common symbol from a non-bloody culture?

Again, interesting article.


#5

Also, a demongod calledTlaloc which infants and babies were sacrificed to.God Bless


#6

[quote=philipmarus]I took Native American History and Latin American Politics at a public university here in Oklahoma in 1994 and 1999. My Native American History textbook when it discussed the Conquest of Mexico by Cortez omitted any reference to human sacrifice by the Aztecs. It was on through the insistence of my late father (d. 2002), a devout Catholic that I had knowledge of this. It led me to read the recently translated into english, journal of Bernard Diaz [sic], one of Cortes men who gives a firsthand account of the sacrifical slaughter by the Aztecs.
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Ah, the past 40 years or so has seen a plethora of historical revisionism among academics. In order to make the Spanish conquistadors and the European colonists into consummate bad guys, they must turn the natives into either noble proto-hippies or noble but misunderstood advanced civilizations.


#7

It is barbarism to engage in human sacrifice for a god.

How much more barbaric, then, that we have seen the slaughter of 40 million+ babies for the god of self?

Different times, different places, different words, same old thing.

May God have mercy on our “civilized” society.


#8

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