Ark of the Covenant among the Aztec?
Part 1 of 3
There are many legends and tales from the Native American Indian of what would have undoubtedly placed the Ark of the Covenant among them, including and primarily the Aztec, whether a replica, representation of it and how did they obtain a knowledge of it? Due to the many details found in my research, I had long supposed that those who make up the Aztec which means by the way… people of whiteness, whom according to their chronicles, is of the Later Group of Families who came from the North East is non other than what Mormons call Nephites. In addition to them who became a part of them in AD times being likely those of the Roman Colonies and or Welsh, there are those who originally or first came to the land near 4400 years ago from the Tower of Babel as indicated in their 1st migration. The former were in fact of Hebrew Origins and likely the people of Lehi and or Mulek according to Mormon belief, regardless, the Haplogroup X DNA in and around the Great Lakes Region cannot be denied.
Haplogroup X distribution
Of the seven tribes or families of the second migration found in the record, it has been long suspect that those originally called the Aztec or People of Aztlan, Aztlan meaning whiteness or place of the Herons. These people were called Aztec long before they migrated south and after the other families or tribes had left the 7 caves, they changed their name to Mexican, Mexica, or Mecitan in honor of their priest and Lord who guided them on their migration whose name was Meci. Later after acquiring the
they would take
the name Tenocha from the tenochtli or prickly pear cactus. All
seven tribes originally came from Aztlan but for some reason left and as a
result of this untold reason they found themselves according to the record, in humiliation. Perhaps they were cast out
by others of their kind, or were defeated by an enemy, both are possible but I
would lean towards a curse upon their land in which they knew they had brought
upon themselves, great changes in their land due to earthquakes diminishing the
living waters that fed their land making it a near paradise. After leaving
Aztlan the tribes together found their way south to the place of grottoes, the
seven caves or underground cities in which were long abandoned by the previous
people who were the ancestors of those whom they would eventual join, the
Toltec. It is said in the Aztec record that the entire course of the migration
from Aztlan to land
was near 400 years and that these tribes occupied the caves for near two to
three hundred years of the 400. Mexico
The first tribe to leave the caves migrating south and eventually to
Xochimilca followed by the Chalcas, then the Tenanecs and Colhuas and after
them the Tlalhuicas and Tlaxcalans. The Aztec remained behind for a time as a
result of a divine command given of their God or what they thought was a God.
These people affirmed that their God had promised them this land for they are
the people he held dearest. It is clear to me that these people at this point
were taking an ancient promise, and extending it and isolating it to apply only
them. As you will see, what they thought was their God whispering to their
priest and visiting them in their dreams was in Fact Satan, taking advantage of
their fallen state and by use of a sacred artifact which was likely in their
possession, or their own mimicked version of it having lost the original or
lost the means by which to posses it and worthiness to use it with the original
safely hidden away. Mexico
In the Aztec religion, Huitzilopochtli (Ark of the Covenant) Huītzilopōchtli [wi:t͡siloˈpoːt͡ʃt͡ɬi]), is a Mesoamerican deity of war, sun, human sacrifice and the patron of the city of
was also the national god of the Mexicas, also known as Aztecs, of Tenochtitlan . Many in the pantheon of deities of the Aztecs were
inclined to have a fondness for a particular aspect of warfare. However,
Huitzilopochtli was known as the primary
god of war in ancient Tenochtitlan .
Since he was the patron god of the Mexica, he
was credited with both the victories and defeats that the Mexica people had on
the battlefield. It is
important to remember that the defeat of
their patron deity meant the defeat of his people. This is one of the many
reasons why they were concerned with providing exquisite tribute and food for
him. Not only was it important for him
to survive his battles, but the fate of the Mexica people would have rested in
the victory of Huitzilopochtli. He is referred to as: the Dart-Hurler, the divine
hurler, and a terror to the Mixteca.
Originally he was of little importance
to the Nahuas, but
after the rise of the Aztecs, Tlacaelel reformed their religion and put Huitzilopochtli at the same level as Quetzalcoatl, Tlaloc,
and Tezcatlipoca, making him a solar god. Through this, Huitzilopochtli
replaced Nanahuatzin, the solar god from the
Nahua legend.(Wiki) Mexico
The visual Idol rendition of Huitzilopochtli
Of which the people were allowed to see.
This god was given a name, brothers and sisters, a mother and a personality, not much of one but none the less. According to the Aztec record, the object not the statue rendition seen above, was carried by four men or priests by inserting two poles into the sides of it and carrying it upon their shoulders. It was kept covered and no one was allowed to see it or touch it, to do so meant death. It was always carried before them in war, for which they were always victorious.
According to the Aztec record the Aztec arrived in
some 300 years after the
previously mentioned tribes. In their travels in search of this Promised Land their god kept promising
them and was actually leading them from, they found themselves somewhere North
of Mexico. Before I expand upon this location, the Aztec record tells that when
they left the caves, they took their principle god with them, his name was Huitzilopotchli, he had four custodians to serve him, I did not know what this
meant until later in the record it is explained that these four would carry
this god on their shoulders. Any god that needs to be carried isn’t a God. The
people held this God in great reverence to the degree that no one but his
keepers dared approach or touch it. It came concealed in a coffer of rushes, so
that none of the people had ever seen the form of their God. It is likely that
this god was in fact the Ark of the Covenant or a cheap Memorex. Mexico
According to the Aztec record the Aztec arrived in
It sounds to me as though Satan had a good thing going back then, mimicking the True God promising them things they had long before been promised and not realizing they were already in the land which was promised to them in Aztlan and even prior to coming to Aztlan and they likely did not understand that that promise or fulfillment of covenant would not take place until the final gathering of Israel when Jesus the Christ returned to Rule his Kingdom. They were in the Promised Land when they arrived on this continent some 1500 years or so prior, but their occupation upon the Promised Land or stewardship is and was conditional until the fulfillment. In other words, you are welcome to the land and free to be here, but you will keep my laws and worship the one true and living God. Apparently they had lost this knowledge and now their pretend god was leading them FROM the Promised Land, with false promises of a promised land, it is customary that Satan mimics the true and living God.
After leaving the Caves, they arrive at some undisclosed beautiful place along the way and their god instructs them to deceive a portion of their people at their request of having some of them remain at this place because of its beauty, he instructs them to wait until a portion of them go into the lake to bathe and while they are bathing to steel their clothes and leave them behind. Strange god indeed…
This god also had a sister whose name was Malinalxochitl (wild grass flower) who apparently, Satan … er I mean he who was posing as Huitzilopochtli was threatened by. She is described in the record as beautiful and of spirited disposition but then the record tags her as a very clever and cunning woman, skillful in the use of magic and sorcery. It says she caused much harm to the people and that they only tolerated her because she was the sister of Huitziloponchtli. The people asked their god to get rid of her of which he complies and tells them because of her evil ways and being dangerous to them and because of his love for them, he instructs them to wait until she slept and her servants and leave them behind with them not knowing the way he intended they would not be able to find them and remain behind. Wow, this is indeed a strange god! My guess would be that she was constantly trying to get her people back on righteous path and consistently foiling their pretend god’s plans, knowing well and good who it was and who was truly leading the people. This perspective of mine comes from what occurs years later.
At some point prior to the following incident Huitzilopochtli becomes angry with the people according to the priests who claim revelation from the god because they arrive at another beautiful place and the people wanting so bad to remain there they begin to rejoice insinuating that this is the place and wanting to celebrate because they were finally there! And the god answers the priests saying, Who are they who disregard my will, who object to my decisions and try to contradict them? Are they by chance mightier than I? Tell them I will take vengeance upon them before tomorrow so they will not dare give opinions in those things that I have determined and for which I am here. At this point they apparently had made a humanoid physical rendition of this god or had it all along for the people to see as apposed to the one no one could approach or look at, and they say that the face of the idol become ugly and frightening with a diabolical scowl and the people were filled with fear.
At midnight they heard a great noise coming from the divine ball court and skull rack, both sacred places dedicated to this god. When morning came they found the primary instigators of this rebellion together with the woman called Coyoxauhqui dead with their breasts torn open and their hearts removed. This was the incident that caused the Aztec to began removing the hearts of their sacrificial victims believing their god only ate hearts. Ya… this is a god I’d follow.
The sister of this god, Malinalxochitl who apparently had remained behind with her servants or followers as the record calls them, (Remember you ALWAYS have to take into consideration who is writing the story) and according to the record, (Diego Duran’s 1500’s version), she establishes a place called Malinalco which carries the same name to this day. Malinalxochitl who was said to be a wicked sorceress, later gave birth to a son, the record says she taught him all her tricks and witchcraft. My guess would be she taught him to walk upright in the Lords way. After this son grew up she shared the experience of being abandoned by her people at the hand of this pretend god Huitzilopochtli, Her son’s heart becomes filled with wrath at the sight of his mother tears and promised to seek him out and destroy him and his followers with his arts and cunning. When the mother saw her sons determination she told him it was her desire as well and helped him to prepare for his search and to incite all the nations to destroy Huitzilopochtli with their most fiendish skills and cunning. Her sons name was Copil, meaning diadem or crown, interesting....
It would be my guess this son was a rightful heir to the throne or leadership of these people and like his mother desired to break the bonds which Satan had upon their people and free them from his deceptions and the wicked priests who had charge. Copil learns of Huitzilopochtli’s arrival at Chapultepec and he goes from town to town telling the people of this plan to destroy this evil [My words], the record written by the faithful followers of Huitzilopochtli reads that he was kindling the fire of wrath provoking the hearts of the people against the Aztec, inflaming the other nations so they would destroy them. Copil was successful in his attempt convincing all the cities round about to join in and destroy them attacking all at once. Then the record says; when the evil Copil saw that his scheme had been successful and the plan was about to be carried out, he went up to the top of a hill at the shore of a lake where there are some famous hot springs to watch the destruction of the Aztec. Huitzilopochtli warned the priest and instructed them to go to the hill where Copil was and prior to the attack capture him, kill him and bring him his heart of which they did and were told to cast his heart out into the marsh.
The surrounding cities carried out their attempt to destroy the Aztec of which they were almost successful but they managed to cut there way through to an abandoned city. However the armies managed to capture the king of the Aztec Huitzilihuitl, not to be confused with Huitzilopochtli, and killed him. But the Aztec regained their strength and their charlatan god begins to deceive them again.
He cons the people again into going boldly to the Lord of Calhuacan to ask for land in which they can settle, the Lord not wanting them around but hesitant to annihilate them consults with his council and they agree to give them the worst land around full of vipers and poisonous snakes thinking they would eventually be destroyed by them, at first the Aztec were horrified and afraid but later became accustom to them and eventually began to capture them and made them their principle food. Eventually they were all but gone of which this amazed the people and Lord of Caluacan gaining a little favor in their eyes.
Again their god having a thirst for blood and war tells the priest that they need to look for a woman who will be known as the woman of discord and will be known as their Grandmother or mother in the place they will dwell. He tells them again to prepare for war and tells them to go to the King of Calhuacan and ask for his daughter to serve him, he explains that the King will give her and she will be the woman of discord. The king seeing this as a way to end strife and maybe tame the enmity between them and enthralled by the idea of his beloved daughter regarded as a Goddess and he agrees.
After taking her with the King thinking she is to become a bride to the Aztec god and mistress to the Aztec, then O’l Huitzilopochtli tell them through the wicked priests they must kill her and sacrifice her in order she become their mother, then he tells them after she is dead to flay her! And dress one of the principle youths in her skin and then invite the king to come and adore the Godess and offer a sacrifice. Well the King falls for this hook line and sinker and calls all his dignitaries together to go and worship his daughter. The people not really wanting to go, accept the Kings invite and they go to the Aztecs. The King goes into the temple and discovers in horror what has happened and runs out calling his people to arms to destroy the Aztec for the evils they have done and to avenge his daughter! The people of Calhuacan attacked but the Aztec were prepared having their own invention of weapon called by them fisgas like a harpoon [or what archaeologist today call Atlatl] (See Alma 49:4) brought with them from Aztlan, they manage to flee and escape the people of Calhuacan. This is when they finally reached the place where they built
Mexico city, and of course their god finds
a cactus with an eagle and proclaims his prophecies of leading them to the to be fulfilled. Years later the
Aztec through talks and gaining favor by their great accomplishments, become
the dominant power in the land. Land of Promise
300 years later the prophecy would prove to be a lie. Cortez invades the land and the only thing said about this god of the Aztec is that an image of the god was stormed by the Spaniards reaching the top of the temple and threw it down the stairs. Where the actual god, or the bundle which require four men to carry go? Contrary to popular belief I have yet to find any mention of the Aztec loading up hoards of Gold and Silver and taking it back to the ancient home of their ancestors. In fact there is a mention of the treasure found beginning at page 558 first page of Chapter LXXVIII titled in part, Which treats of how Don Herman Cortes, Marques del Valle, after having conquered Mexico- Tenochtitlan left that city in good order…. WHAT!?.... good order? Well I guess it is true, evil will destroy evil.....
.....Continued in part 2 of 3