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Before the conquistadores came
They knew her
She knew them.

Before the blackrobes came
They knew her
She knew them.

Before the bishops came
They knew her
She knew them.

The land was taken
The people were taken
And the blackrobes thought:

'We have taken her away
She will be theirs no longer
She will not ever Be again
In saecula saeculorum.'

But Tonantzin lives:
Compassion in the heart of the people.
But Tonantzin lives:
Even under the name from the blackrobes.
But Tonantzin lives

The Name of Compassion matters not;
Whether Tonantzin or Guadalupe
Kwan Yin, Durga, or Artemis
What matters is the hearts of the people.

For do not even the blackrobes
Associate Compassion with Guadalupe
Under the many names she has
In many cultures in the world?

o piisima Virgo Maria,
non esse auditum a saeculo,
quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia,
tua implorantem auxilia,
tua petentem suffragia esse derelicta.
The 2006 SpiralHeart WitchCamp was held in late July at the Claymont Society for Continuous Education in Northeastern West Virginia. The theme for the 2006 camp was the story of "La Llorona", a tragedy told by the indigenous peoples in what is now the American Southwest. In recognition of the cultural aspects of the story and the need for compassion in tragedy, one Goddess invoked in all the main rituals was an Aztec Goddess, Tonantzin, who is both a mother Goddess and a Goddess of compassion.

This is a poem I wrote about Tonantzin.

( For more about the Aztec Goddess Tonantzin, whom the Catholic Church relabeled as Our Lady of Guadalupe, see )
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Iron-MaidenXD Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! Pwetty words! X3
sephora04 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
very nice words can u translate the last part from latin?
steward Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help,
or sought thy intercession, was left unaided."
sephora04 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
thank you very much is beautiful
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