Totlazo Tonantzin | Virgen de Guadalupe

Tonantzin | Virgen de Guadalupe

“Now that the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been built there, they call her Tonantzin too,the term refers to that ancient Tonantzin and this state of affairs should be remedied, because the proper name of the Mother of God is not Tonantzin, but Dios.

It seems to be a satanic device to mask idolatry and they come from far away to visit that Tonantzin, as much as before; a devotion which is also suspect because there are many churches of Our Lady everywhere and they do not go to them; and they come from faraway lands to this Tonantzin as of old.”

( Bernardino de Sahagun, Historia general de las cosas de nueva espana I, lib 6)

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