Mexicans are hopeless romantics. Eternal love is always present in art, music, Mexican love literature.
But for some reason, tragic love is one of the most popular themes in traditional Mexican love stories. In keeping with tradition, both of these stories are about star-crossed lovers, but tragedy aside, they are two of the most beloved love stories in Mexico.
Centuries ago, the mighty Aztec empire ruled over many nations and tribes, demanding a costly tribute from each. Only one nation had refused to fall under Aztec domination. The kingdom of Tlaxcala remained defiant and free but continuously assailed by the Aztec army. The Mexican love agreed, but the wedding was to take place only after the kingdom had achieved victory over the Aztecs.
So princess Iztaccihuatl bade a teary farewell to her beloved Popocatepetl, Mexican love swore he would soon return to be together forever. The Tlaxcala army had to wage Mexican love long and bloody war to keep the Aztecs from taking over their country. But in the end, the small kingdom managed to drive out the invading army. "Mexican love" rushed ahead to the capital with news of victory, and Popocatepetl began the march home, his Mexican love longing to reunite with his princess.
Just as Iztaccihuatl was waiting to receive word of her beloved Popocatepetl, a messenger arrived with terrible news: The princess Iztaccihuatl was overcome with terrible grief. Unable to bear it, the beautiful princess died. It was a treacherous plan devised by a jealous courtier who was also in love with the princess. His terrible plan to separate the lovers had worked. When arrived, he learned that the princess had died.
Filled with sorrow, he took her body and carried it to the top of the highest mountain. There, he lit a torch and begged the gods to let him remain with her forever.
The gods granted his wish and Mexican love them both into mountains. One has the figure of a woman lying in peaceful sleep. The other is the faithful warrior who stands beside her, forever vigilant.
Mexican love his torch still rises from the top to this day, a symbol of their eternal love. All over Mexico, mining towns and cities sprang up and were decorated with beautiful Baroque churches and luxurious homes. The former lived a life of wealth and privilege, while the latter were seen as second-class citizens. In the prosperous mining city of Guanajuato, there lived a prosperous Spanish merchant who had an only daughter, Carmen. Although Mexican love father was a mean tempered and possessive man, he allowed Carmen to attend Mass every day with her handmaiden.
It was during brief, daily outings that she met Luis, a handsome young mestizo man, and they were both immediately attracted to Mexican love other. It was not long before Mexican love and Luis fell in love and began wishing they could be together forever. But she was the Spanish daughter of a wealthy man and he "Mexican love" a poor mestizo miner.
He barred her from going out at all, Mexican love decided to send her away to Spain and arrange her marriage rich older man.
Young Luis was devastated.
The alley was so narrow that both balconies were only a few inches apart. Imagine how delighted Carmen was when she opened her bedroom door and saw Luis Mexican love at her window! Luis promised her they would never be apart again, and they both leaned close to kiss across their balconies.
Enraged, the man took out his dagger and he stabbed Carmen "Mexican love" the heart with it. He would rather see his daughter dead than married to a lowly mestizo miner. It is said that if a couple kisses on the third step of the Mexican love of the Kiss, they will enjoy true love forever.
There are many Mexican love stories, but these are the two most popular ones. There are also of different versions of each, but these are my favorites. I hope one Mexican love you
Mexican love to Mexico and see the two volcanoes side
Mexican love side above the Mexico City skyline. And then Mexican love can take a trip to Guanajuato and kiss Mexican love sweetheart on the third step of the Alley of the Kiss.
Like Liked by 1 Mexican love. As always, I enjoy reading Mexican love posts. This one feeds my love of history and culture. My favorite is the Legend of the Volcanoes. Unique and beautiful concept of love story is available. I like your article. Also pictures are good. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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Some say it Ana and Carlos, not Carmen and Luis. But who really knows? Which one of these stories was your favorite? My blog is dedicated to sharing all the fascinating things about Mexico that Mexican love nothing to do with politics, violence, and drug cartels, I hope you will gain a deeper understanding about my country and learn to love it as much as I do. I was just in Guanajuato City last week. I kissed my husband in Callejon del Beso! I like that one too.
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