Well… I am going to let you read for this yourself the concluding words concerning the treasure by placing it here in the following images of the two pages of the translated edition which talks of the treasure. Keep in mind, I am not saying there is no Aztec Treasure in the regions North of Mexico, I am simply saying NO Aztec let alone 2000 of them loaded up tons of worthless Gold and Silver to take it back to a place where in there is more than they could haul with 2 million men. However there were certain items of sacredness to the Aztec, brought back to the area of the Caves and further North to their ancient home of Aztlan, it might just surprise you where that is or was.
Although I hold in high regard the works of Tezozomoc in what I believe to be the most accurate record of the Aztec available, I highly recommend Diego Duran’s History of the Indies as it reads very much as Cronica Mexicana By Tezozomoc and it has been translated into English.
From the recently translated book
History of the Indies of
New Spain by Diego Duran 1588
There is a story that appears in the Aztec record some years prior to Moctezuma II, in Chapter 27 of Duran’s rendition, Moctezuma the 1st decides he wants to discover the Land of his fathers, the home of his ancestors and begins to make plans to send emissaries and an army North to find this place to see if anyone was still there. Moctezuma tells his War department head, Tlacaelel or prime minister of his plans and this apparently throws up red flags and Tlacaelel tells the King that this is not a good idea and that he should not send his warriors which would appear as intent of war, but that he should send his elderly magicians and sorcerers.
The king agrees with Tlacaelel and laden’s the magicians with Gold and many precious things, a treasure which could satisfy any 60 sorcerers which is the number he sent according to the record. The Sorcerers depart and go to a place some 40 miles to the north of Mexico in the Province of Tula to a hill called Coatepec and there they supposedly trace magic symbols on the ground invoking the powers of the evil one to help them find this land and with this the evil one supposedly turns them into animals and birds and the evil one takes them and their gifts to the shores of a large lake with an large Island or hill. At this they resume their human figure and supposedly find the mother of their pretend god and the people who remained behind so long ago. But these people do not grow old and are very light and because of the ways of the Aztec and the heavy foods they eat they cannot ascend the hill.
After meeting with the mother who descended the hill, and who was a nasty dirty looking woman due to her supposed morning of her son having not returned, she accepts their gift and returns them with a message for her son. 40 of the sorcerers return and tell Moctezuma all that supposedly occurred and he buys it hook line and sinker. Now you’ll have to read the account for yourself, but I include it because it is a supposed return trip to the home of their ancestors but they were not perused by an enemy. Strangely enough 20 of the sorcerers did not return to which the remaining tell Moctezuma that the evil one must have taken them in payment.
Personally I think the sorcerers knew damned well they were not going to find this place nor were they in any condition to undergo the trek due to their old age or having other motives. I believe they went 40 miles north of
and conjured the whole story
to satisfy Moctezuma of which 40 of them wished to return while 20 did not and
took the treasures for themselves with an agreement between all of them never
to divulge the truth or they would all be put to death. Mexico
So to this point, I still do not find in the Aztec Record, any evidence of anything of the treasure the Spaniards wanted as to being taken back to their ancient home. In the following chapter however I do find the possible evidence we seek. But before I continue with that chapter, let me give you a possible scenario which is just a hypothesis and I have nothing really to support the idea, or do I?
In the story likely created by the sorcerers, as an urgency to return the god or the sacred bundle they called a god, rather than for the riches and inability to perform the task, is it possible that these sorcerers or at least twenty of them were actually righteous men or at least men who saw the importance of taking this sacred artifact back to its resting place until its purpose would again in the future resume and knowing well and good it was no God, and was the reason of so much suffering and death among the Aztec? Is it possible they used this incident as a ploy to make a replica of this sacred item and placing it in the position of the sacred bundle or god in which no one was allowed to see, switching it out and carrying it out with all the other things the king had given them to take to their ancient home? Could it be that with mutual consent of the 60 that the sacred item was returned by the 20 who never returned to
? Also is
it possible that Tlacaelel was in fact a righteous man and that this whole
scenario of the Aztec Nation is in fact a type and shadow of the Israelites in Mexico ? Could
Tlacaelel be a type and shadow of Joseph of old, second to the Pharaoh? I can’t
help but wonder why Tlaceaelel turned Moctezuma’s mind away from the idea of
sending an army to the land of their ancestors he supposed as to being the
prime minister or head of the Aztec war department and that Huitzilopochtli
could not have a part in this whole incident. After reading the entire history
according to Duran, this part just does not fit. Egypt
In a previous chapter and in 1424, Tlacaelel at a younger age, carries out a noble act in that when the Aztecs were under threat of annihilation by the joining kingdom of Azcapotzalco, the Aztecs as a whole convinced King Izcoatl, being the fourth King or Emperor of the Aztec, he decides at the will of the people that rather than being defeated in war convinced they had no chance that it would be better to go to the King of Azcapotzalco and submit themselves as slaves and that they should carry their god Huitzilopochtli to Azcapotzalco and deliver him to their new ruler. This is indeed a strange act and worthy of ponder.
Tlacaelel who was the Nephew of King Itzcoatl, hears this and steps forward exclaiming to the King and the Aztecs, asking them what is this! Have you lost your wits? The King who apparently had his hands tied in the matter was well pleased that his Nephew had stepped forward as the King thought this was a slavish act that his people were about to perform, and expressed his desire that he would rather have a court to honor them rather than dishonor. Turning to the people, the King asks them after Tlacaelel’s speech, if they still wanted to carry out this cowardly act, and no one would speak, the new plan required sending someone to Azcapotzalco to propose peace where in when asked for a volunteer, again no one would speak. Tlacaelel steps forward again and bravely volunteers to undergo this likely fatal act as the people of Azcapotzalco had been instructed not to allow anyone from
to enter their city and should
any of them try, to kill them. Tenochtitlan
One reason Tlacaelel proposed this idea is that it is said in the Aztec Record that the Aztec highly believed that they should never incite war and that they after suing for peace were unsuccessful then they were justified to defend themselves in war. I wonder where this concept came from. If you recall, the Nephite were of the same belief and it was because of ignorance to this law, that they were defeated and destroyed as a people.
Now I may have carried on more than I needed to but I wanted the reader to become somewhat familiar with this so called god, Huitzilopochtli which was not a living man but and object of sacred background of which no man was allowed to see other than certain designated priests and that they had made an Image to pacify the people giving them something to look at and keeping the sacred object hidden away. The priests who were the go between from this sacred item and the people, claiming that it talked to them, obviously were not talking to some God but it would appear that Lucifer had stepped in to have his time with this fallen people.
Now there was one thing about this Sacred Artifact among the Aztec that baffled me for some time and kept its true form from me, and that is that the Aztec gave this thing a name, a birth place, mother, brothers and sisters in fact hundreds, this seems very strange indeed. How could this sacred artifact have a birth place, mother, etc?
I also wanted the reader to make the connection if not already, the strange similarities of the Aztec religion and Buddhism. It is generally presented to today’s public that the Aztec was a heathen race, a barbarian culture due to the focus given to their human sacrifices and flaying of men ritual in which I would agree was indeed barbaric. But in reality the Aztec was a highly religious people doing ONLY what they believed their gods wanted them to do, not understanding that the majority of which came from the wrong source through corrupt priests. In reality, the Aztec religion was a bastardized version of the Buddhist religion, that in and of itself had already strayed from its conception due to no one writing the teachings of it for near 300 years but more likely 600 years after its inception.
The Aztec likely learned the more fundamental parts of their religion from two sources, that of the surviving Nephites after being expelled from their homelands of Aztlan, carrying with them their former beliefs and sacred items, and that of those whom they most likely intermixed with being the descendants of those who once inhabited the 7 Caves and are likely very well connected or the very same people of the Queen of Sheba and those of the Ajanta Caves. I wonder what response we might get from those of the Buddhist belief if they came to understand the possibility of Buddhism having been in a large way, its origination HERE on this continent and taken back to
through the people of
after their Queen had been taught by Solomon! Sheba
Before parting from this chapter I want to address the idea that this strange object the Aztec had made their god which had a mother, brothers and sister etc… I was talking with a friend of mine about this very thing, in looking at the Aztec religion and their belief that their King was the very incarnation of their god Huitzilopochtli, the Buddha religion is the same believing that their religious leader is the literal incarnation of Buddha. I could not help but wonder where this similar idea came from but it would seem it may have came from the same source.
Since the creation of the Ark of the Covenant, there has always been one key figure who was in direct authority over the
with Moses being the physical creator under the command of God the Father.
Certain priests or religious figures were the care takers of it just as in the
days of the Aztec. However, Moses died and his successor Joshua took over, then
King Saul followed by King David and then his son King Solomon. Many of us have
read the many events involving the Ark Ark during
the days of Solomon and we are fairly certain it was last reported as being in only to
disappear. But my reasons for bringing this up is in that it would seem it was
always over seen by a worthy or authoritative figure. It would appear the
events of the creation of Buddhism possibly being the Queen of Sheba taking the
teachings of Solomon back to her people, Sheba no doubt knew of the Ark and it
would not be long before it made its way to the New World, which is actually
the old, old world. Prior to the time the pre Aztec religion merged with from
Buddhism some one was in charge of the Jerusalem
Who ever this individual was prior to the Aztec departure from Aztlan and prior
to living in the caves for near 2 to 300 years, this individual was likely
highly regarded and was considered as the literal incarnation of Buddha,
Solomon, Moses or God its creator. I would suspect at the time they departed
from the caves their religious beliefs had certainly been altered now
encompassing a large part of what they formerly believed as well as the Buddist
like religion. Believing this highly regarded individual as the incarnation of
the God or creator and being a manifestation in the flesh as the sacred item
itself of which the Aztec believed, would fully justify it having a mother,
birth place and brothers and sisters. But where was considered the birth place?
I suppose the one individual regarded as the creator could be just about anyone
in authority over the Ark.
or a fine mixture of the many that have been. Ark
It is said that the
or what they called Huitzilopochtli had several hundreds of brothers and
sisters; this may not be far from the truth. King Solomon had hundreds of wives
and concubines, how many children do you think he might have had and what about
his father David? If Solomon did indeed take the Queen of Sheba to wife and she
had a son, this some would have had hundreds of siblings. In Buddhism it is the
original Buddha whom it is believed as being the one incarnated, I would
suspect it would be the same with the Aztec, Ark
Now I don’t know who the authoritative figure was at the time of their departure from the caves, but it would seem he had passed on or murdered and it was his sister who accompanied the Aztec in their migration or at least until they and their new found false god found her as a threat and left her behind. It is likely the priest of evil design had taken over at this time given the many recorded things whispered to them from their supposed god. So with this knowing speculative idea, we begin to understand how the
known as Huitzilopochtli, could have a
mother, sisters etc… Ark
Now, earlier herein I mentioned that I have not found any evidence of anything being taken BACK by Aztecs to where it came from, however I do find the possible evidence we seek, in fact two possible evidences, one in the following chapter, and the other in the next paragraph.
According to Indian tradition, if the source is accurate, an expedition of well-organized and warlike men some dressed in the beautiful feathers of the Quetzalcoatl bird, had come from the south escorting a long line of slaves, dragging boxlike containers shrouded by skins. The party went directly to the
Canyon and descended down from the south rim, the exact place they
descended is known to only a few. The
treasure was placed in a cavern that evidently had been chosen earlier. The
slaves were killed on the spot, while half of the men remained as a guard and
the others returned to the south. It was probably planned by the Aztecs that
they would recover the cargo once the Spaniards had been driven into the sea,
however, months and years went by without word for the garrison at the cavern.
Eventually, they intermarried with the local Paiutes and told them tales about
a great Indian empire in the south with their emperor, who would return in the
future with an army to bring prosperity to the Paiute tribe. Until then, the
treasure must be guarded from discovery by anyone. It was a responsibility that
meant annihilation for the Paiutes should they permit the hidden cache to be
stolen. I can’t help but wonder if this wasn’t the same event in which Moctezuma
the 1st sent his priests in search of his ancestral home and the mother of Huitzilopochtli, the war god.