Sahagún, Bernadino de, -1590. General history of the things of New Spain: Florentine codex: book 3 -- the origin of the gods

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Del Principio De Los Dioses

Here Beginneth The Third Book

First Chapter , In Which It Is Told How The Gods Had Their Beginning.

Second Chapter , Which Telleth How They Considered A God One Named Titlacauan Or Tezcatlipoca; Even As An Only God They Believed In Him.

Third Chapter , Which Telleth—in Which Is Related—[the Story Of] Quetzalcoatl Who Was A Great Wizard; 1 And Of The Place Where He Ruled, 2 And Of What He Did When He Went [away].

Fourth Chapter , Which Telleth How The Glory Of Quetzalcoatl Came To An End, And How Three Sorcerers Came To Him, And What They Did. 1

Fifth Chapter , Which Telleth Of Another Fraud Which The Sorcerer Titlacauan Wrought.

Sixth Chapter , Which Telleth How The Toltecs Were Angered Because Of The Marriage Of The Daughter Of Uemac; And Of Another Work Of Sorcery Which Titlacauan Wrought.

Seventh Chapter , Where Is Related Yet Another Act Of Magic Which The Sorcerer Brought To Pass So That The Toltecs Died As They Performed Penances And Danced.

Eighth Chapter , Which Telleth Of Another Act Of Magic Which That Same Sorcerer Wrought, Whereby Yet Many More Toltecs Died.

Ninth Chapter , Which Telleth Of Yet Another Work Of Magic Which This Same Sorcerer Wrought, By Which Many More Toltecs Perished.

Tenth Chapter , Which Telleth Of Still Another Work Of Magic Which This Same Sorcerer Brought To Pass, By Which He Cast A Spell On Tula.

Eleventh Chapter , In Which Is Told Yet Another Work Of Magic Which This Same Sorcerer Wrought, By Which He Mocked Them, By Which Tula Was Undone, And Through Which He Slew Not A Few Toltecs.

Twelfth Chapter , Which Telleth How Quetzalcoatl Departed And Left In Flight When He Went To Tlapallan, 1 And Of The Many Things Which He Did On The Way.

Thirteenth Chapter. Here Are Told The Signs Which Quetzalcoatl Left In Place Upon The Stone With His Hands, When He Rested Himself There, Where He Sat.

Fourteenth Chapter , Which Telleth How The Vasals Of Quetzalcoatl Froze In The Ice And Died As They Passed Between Iztac Tepetl And Popocatepetl; And Of Others Of His Exploits.

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Here Beginneth The Addition To The Third Book, Called The Appendix, Which Telleth Of The Souls Of Those Who Died And Of Still Other Services [rendered] The Rulers. 1

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: General history of the things of New Spain: Florentine codex: book 3 -- the origin of the gods

Published By: Original publisher Sante Fe, New Mexico: The School of American Research and the University of Utah. 1952. viii, 68 p., 4 plates ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Fray Bernadino de Sahagún ; translated from the Aztec, with notes and illustrations, by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Aztecs (NU07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Mythology (773); Burial practices and funerals (764); Eschatology (775); Education system (871); Priesthood (793); Verbal arts (5310); Organized ceremonial (796); Asceticism (785); Real property (423); Theory of disease (753); Revelation and divination (787);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The Franciscan missionary Sahagún presaged modern ethnography when, beginning the 1540s, he initiated a project to better comprehend pre-Conquest Aztec ideology and culture, interviewing elderly elites and having the data transcribed and illustrated by multilingual native scholars over a period of some thirty years. This is an English language translation of the original side-by-side Spanish and Nahuatl text. It describes Aztec mythology (including traditional history of the "Toltecs"), eschatology and funerals, and the education of young men for warfare and for the priesthood.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nu07-004

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from Aztec

Note: Uniform title: Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España. English & Aztec

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1540-1579

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Missionary-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. James R. Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1500-1579

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) central highland Mexico

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Indians of Mexico--Antiquities/Aztecs/Natural history--Mexico/Mexico--History--Conquest, 1519-1540/Mexico--Antiquities

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