Race of giants of Mesoamerica: "Kinametsin" - one of the ancient

Race of giants of Mesoamerica: "Kinametsin" - one of the ancient
Race of giants of Mesoamerica: "Kinametsin" - one of the ancient

Descriptions of giants are often found in religious books and texts on ancient history around the world, as well as in Central America. Like the famous ancient giants of the Western world, such as Goliath, Og and the Nephilim, primarily documented in the Bible, there is also information about giants who lived, fought and died in Central America in ancient times and before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. These giants did not suffer from any disease and lived for a very long time.

An Italian translation of a Spanish colonial era manuscript dedicated to the Chichimec Toltec culture in the Tehuacan Valley called Codex Ríos, depicting Aztec warriors killing and capturing a giant humanoid. The name of the giant is mentioned and written in the text next to his image, which reads: "Kinametsin" is one of the ancients. The name next to the crowd of people who drag him is Tolteca / Tulan, a race that predates the Aztecs.

The historian Mariano Veyta, wrote that the Olmecs discovered the giants in 107 AD. The Olmecs came to Tlaxcalla, Huesotzincco, Cholollan and what we know today as Puebla and were surprised to find huge naked people who ate animals and wild fruits. But:

"Despite the fact that they were so barbaric, the giants peacefully accepted the strangers and allowed them to settle in their lands, subjecting them to the payment of great tributes and such humiliations that the time came when they could no longer endure and do away with them."

So, some time later, the Shicalan Olmecs decided to set a trap for them to destroy them. They prepared a great feast for them, waited for the giants to drink, and, taking advantage of their vulnerability, killed them (this is depicted in the Codex Ríos).

According to the translated Aztec accounts of the Spanish invasion contained in the fascinating book Broken Spears, edited by Miguel Leon-Portilla, one of the Aztec heroes of Zilacatzin was a giant.

When the conquistadors first entered Tenochtitlan with hostile intentions, it was Tsilacatzin who threw three large stones (they say, of those from which they built the walls - whatever that means) at the Spaniards attacking the city.

Although the city-state of Tenochtitlan eventually fell, the giant hero inflicted severe damage on the Spanish before his death. Quite possibly he was one of the last "Ancients".

Aztec mythology speaks of giants as the dominant race of the previous era. According to the records in the books of the Aztocs, Kinametsin erected the ancient citadel of Teotihuacan (the place where people become gods) and the Great Pyramid of Cholula.

The Aztecs indicated that 10 kinametsins (ancients) came into contact with the Mesoamericans and helped them build some of their imposing structures. That would explain a lot, wouldn't it?

Giants figure in Aztec creation myths concerning the existence (and destruction) of (four) previous "Suns" or world eras.

“There were huge people in pre-Hispanic times. People called them kinametsin, and they remained under their rule until they got tired and rebelled against them."

The origin of the kinametsins is not known. However, we can find important clues in the myth of the Fifth Sun. According to him, at the beginning of time, the gods of Mexico decided to create life. Thus was born Ocelotonatiuh, the sun made of earth, along with gigantic people.

These creatures were about seven meters high. However, due to their colossal size, these people were slow and clumsy. to such an extent that when they fell, they could no longer get up and thus died.

The gods looked at the giants in disappointment and decided to destroy them. Quetzalcoatl knocked the sun off the ground. Earthquake waves were triggered and the giants were swallowed up by cracks in the ground.

Thus, if we take this myth for granted, it is possible that some of the giants that Quetzalcoatl believed had been destroyed survived and later tortured the Olmec Shicalancs.

Popular by topic