The (Mesoamerican) Godfather

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The (Mesoamerican) Godfather

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“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” — Mario Puzo

“Grant me revenge!” — Conan the Barbarian, 1982

“I am immortal” — Nezahualcoyotl

A special episode not available on iTunes! This juicy tale will be a gift (via email) to anyone on a recurrent donation plan, or anyone who has donated in the past 3 months, and is available for sale to everyone else. 

As I was researching the Spaniards’ invasion of the Mexica (aka Aztec) empire, I run into this little nugget of a story, which predates the arrival of the Spaniards. This is basically a real historical version of what would happen if we were to mix the plot of The Godfather with the plot of The Lion King in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Our key characters include Tezozomoc, a ruthless, Machiavellian genius power-player who ruled over much of the Central Valley of Mexico, and his nemesis Nezahualcoyotl, the poet-king of Texcoco. This episode features political intrigue, Mafia-style hits, the surprise of seeing a beheaded enemy show up with a head on his shoulders, human sacrifice, an unyielding quest for revenge, and a glimpse at the early days of the Aztecs. With characters named Angry Stone Face and Hungry Coyote, you know this has to be a good story… 

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