Aztec Flower Songs and Story: The Prophetical Case for Guadalupe

"Proyecto Apoyado por el Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes"

1531: Juan Diego met Guadalupe on Tepeyac hill. Their iconic meeting fascinates the faithful and society even today. She is the force that created the Mexico that we know, blending Spanish and native blood. What if indigenous prophecies foretold her coming, ages before anyone saw a Spaniard? What if their ancient flower songs foreshadowed Juan Diego’s encounter?

The research of Joseph Julián and Monique González has uncovered striking links between ancient Mesoamerican song poems and the apparitions of Guadalupe. Joined by Ezekiel Stear (PhD, Colonial Spanish Language and Literature), and featuring Chris García (expert practitioner of Mesoamerican percussion), the group goes beyond the famous image. There is more to the Guadalupe story than meets the eye. Come learn about a meeting between the ancient past and a Western story we thought we knew.

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Price: Member or with paid museum admission $9 | General $12


TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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December 11, 2016 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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