Re: Aztec myths

mike shupp (ms44278@HUEY.CSUN.EDU)
Thu, 23 May 1996 21:09:10 -0700

On Wed, 22 May 1996, John Pastore wrote:

> The Aztec or Mexica myth can be viewd by some as part of the
> legendizing propaganda that supposedly legitimizes the power which
> traditionally asserts itself from the capitol, whose name is the
> same as the country's.

Then or now? Seriously, as the Resident Observer, how much
credulence did non-Aztecs give the Aztec myths at the peak of
the Aztec empire? (Not much is my impression, but I'm willing
to be told I'm wrong.)
And how reverently are the Aztecs remembered today, once one
gets away from Mexico City?

Mike Shupp
California State University, Northridge