and the Conquest of Aztlan
|"Today, Chicano revolutionaries worship
the original Tonantzin as the goddess that will lead the children
of Aztlan into the promised land, not the Fransiscan's reconstructed
blessed Virgin Mary."
Lady of Guadalupe Brings Message for Bush
MEXICO CITY, Nov 5 (IPS) - A torch honouring
Mexico's patron saint, Our
Lady of Guadalupe, was carried across the border into
the United States on Friday, as part of a two-month relay from
Mexico City to New York aimed at demanding respect for the rights
of Mexicans and other Hispanic immigrants in the United States.
Virgin of Guadalupe is Aztec Goddess Tonantzin
It is generally believed by anthropologists that
the Virgin of Guadalupe and Tonantzin are one in
the same, and that this is one of many examples of how ancient
Indian beliefs have become fused into the unique spiritual reality
of "modern" Mexicans.