7.9a.5 The story of Guadalupe


The story of the appearance of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego is similar to many other miracle stories told in Christianity throughout the world. The Virgin of Guadalupe already existed as an image and cult in Spain. Before the Spanish conquest, the hill of Tepeyacac was already sacred to the Nahua goddess Tonantzin, whom the Nahua called “the Mother.” She was a goddess similar to Chicomecóatl (source 1.)

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