THE CROSS

The conquistadors, and later the missionaries, believed to observe the temples, about the sacred images of the Mexicans that they were signs that to their eyes couldn’t come from any other religion than Christianity – the crosses-. Coming from the spiritual worlds closed and exclusive, they couldn’t imagine a cross having another origin and sense than that of the Christian cross. For example, the cross that Quetzalcoatl had in his head was the symbol of the four directions of space, of the four cardinal points, like it belonged to god of wind Quetzalcoatl -Ehecatl.

This way, the crosses of ancient Mexico, very different ones from the others, were unified and taken to a cross-form scheme to be interpreted as the signs of a previous evangelization. When the Spaniards discovered the temple of Ehecatl in Calixtlahuaca, and saw the magnificent cross that was at the foot of the construction, by the way very similar to Egyptian cross, they didn’t have a doubt that there was a law of frequency that revealed the association of Quetzalcoatl and the cross. The beard with which this god was represented in Mid-America, made him look European. Quetzalcoatl, which meant in a figurative sense “The Precious Twin”, appeared as a synonym of the Thome the Greek, which also meant twin, that’s where we get the translation of Quetzalcoatl by Saint Thome or Thomas, by this association of ideas, soon Quetzalcoatl presented the traits of a Spanish apostle or evangelizer. This was proved with what the Indians told about him: The initiator of mortification, promoter of the belief of one God, chaste ascetic, announcer of The Conquer, disposed, persecuted and had concluded his existence with an ascent to heaven and with a promise of a future restoration of well-adventured kingdom. Too many similarities with a saint to not provoke a passionate interrogation.

Saint Thomas traditionally had been the apostle that had preached in the Orient, way beyond the Ganges river, Marco Polo in his fantastic voyage, had arrived to his grave in Malabar, and had taken to Europe a little dirt from the burial. Friar Diego Duran, in Chapter LXXIX of his book History of the Indian women in the New Spain, talks about the pre-evangelization. He was the first one to give authority to the idea that Quetzalcoatl was the very St. Thomas. The idea of evangelization of the Indians by this apostle was tranquilizing. It solved a big theological problem of the existence of a new world where the word of “God” had not gotten to them. The internal beliefs of the Spaniards would have been cracked if the Bible had lied or had omitted America. Quetzalcoatl Saint Thomas, solved in this first spiritual phase all of these doubts and was one of the examples of the mixtures that came up between the cosmological myths of Ancient Mexico and Christianity.

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