Stories : Kukulkan, the feathered serpent
The Toltec people leaved in peace and harmony under the guidance of Uemac, the wise elder that achieved the task of unifying the tribes and led the Toltec people to a rich life of unparalleled peace and tolerance.
But, as history has tought us, there are always darkened ones that seek to draw souls into the pit of darkness.
Tezcatlipoca (Fiery Mirror) was the name of a young warrior that came one day to Tollan, the capital city of the toltecs in those days. He carried a mirror or shield, from which he took his name, and in which he see reflected the actions and deeds of mankind. The spirit of wind he was called, and he whomever look at his face was overwhelmed by huge satisfaction because his face reflected the face of them so everybody was very fond of looking Tezcatlipoca’s face not knowing that their self love was what they were looking at.
Tezcatlipoca naturally advanced so speedily in popularity and public honour because he new that he was the representation of all the people ideals based in their innermost self-centered love from themselves.
Tezcatlipoca, took the form of an Indian of the name of Toueyo (Toveyo), and bent his steps to the
"Whence come you?" inquired Uemac of his prisoner, who was very scantily attired.
"Lord, I am a stranger, and I have come to these parts to sell green paint," replied Tezcatlipoca.
"Why are you dressed in this fashion? Why do you not wear a cloak?" asked the chief.
"My lord, I follow the custom of my country," replied Tezcatlipoca.
"You have inspired a passion in the breast of my daughter," said Uemac. "What should be done to you for thus disgracing me?"
"Slay me; I care not," said the cunning Tezcatlipoca.
"Nay," replied Uemac, "for if I slay you my daughter will perish. Go to her and say that she may wed you and be happy."
Now the marriage of Toueyo, to the daughter of Uemac aroused much discontent among the Toltecs; and they murmured among themselves, and said: "Wherefore did Uemac give his daughter to this Toueyo?" Uemac, having got wind of these murmurings, resolved to distract the attention of the Toltecs by makina war upon the neiahbouringa state of Coatepec.
The Toltecs assembled armed for the fray, and having arrived at the country of the men of Coatepec they placed Toueyo in ambush with his body-servants, hoping that he would be slain by their adversaries. But Toueyo and his men killed a large number of the enemy and put them to flight. His triumph was celebrated by Uemac with much pomp. The knightly plumes were placed upon his head, and his body was painted with red and yellow-an honour reserved for those who distinguished themselves in battle.
Toueyo's next step was to announce a great feast in Tollan, to which all the people for miles around were invited. Great crowds assembled, and danced and sang in the city to the sound of the drum. Tezcatlipoca sang to them and forced them to accompany the rhythm of his song with their feet. Faster and faster the people danced, until the pace became so furious that they were driven to madness, lost their footing, and tumbled pell-mell down a deep ravine, where they were changed into rocks. Others in attempting to cross a stone bridge precipitated themselves into the water below, and were changed into stones.
He told all the griefing toltecs to follow him to come to the flower-garden called Xochitla. There he told them that the gods where mad with them and convinced them to follow the one an only god Tezcatlipoca and read them the books. Some of them refused to do so and Toueyo told them that the gods will be mad and afterwards a rain of arrows and spears fall on them slewing a great number, and others in panic crushed their comrades to death. So the surviving ones believed Toueyo and accepted Tezcatlipoca as his God.
An era of slavery came upon the Toltec people and Toueyo (Tezcatlipoca) and their people began to rule the land.
The Toltecs were so tormented by the enchantments of Tezcatlipoca that it was soon apparent to them that their fortunes were on the wane and that the end of their peacefull way of life was at hand.
Quetzalcoatl (feathered serpent), son of Uemac was a young warrior with a strong soul, was not happy at the turn things had taken, he resolved to quit Tollan.
"Where do you go? Uemac asked him. "Why do you leave your capital?
"I go to Tlapallan," replied Quetzalcoatl, "whence I came."
"For what reason?" persisted his father..
My father the Sun has called me thence," replied Quetzalcoatl.
But I shall return.
Arriving at the sea-shore, he embarked upon a raft of serpents, and was wafted away toward the
Years later, when Tezcatlipoca was the lord of all the know lands, a young warrior named Kukulkan arrived to the shores with a contingent of young jaguar warriors with ice cold eyes.
Tezcatlipoca received them in the spot trusting that they will be enchanted by his mirror face as have always happened.
But this warriors leaded by the young Kukulkan didn’t fall into Tezcatlipoca’s enchantments.
“You will not fool us” said Kukulkan, because we are aware of who we are and we didn’t came here to seek wealth or glory”
“we are here to liberate our people”
After Kukulkan said this, he and all his warriors enaged in battle. Kukulkan’s jaguar warriors were letal and soon arrived at Tollan and liberated their people.
All were so happy and they accepted Kukulkan as their ruler and god. But Kukulkan told them: Listen to the words of this old man, he said signaling Uemac and you will live in peace. Uemac realized that the young warrior was his son Quetzalcoatl.
Kukulkan said then to the people of Tollan:
Treasure the freedom of your spirit, the warmth of your hearth. Your only ruler shall be yourself. Seek peace among your people and be aware of those who speak with flowers, gold and colored feathers because they will throw serpents and scorpions to your bed at night.
After that, Kukulkan and his warriors took the road to the coast and embarked again, until they needed to be called again.