Maybe it was also him who was continually being fooled by gold coins that his students drew on the floor - knowing he was broke, the little cunts.
...did you read the entry or just the synopsis, you knucklehead
Moreover, the original meanings of the symbols were different in numerous ways. The eagle was a representation of the sun god Huitzilopochtli, who was very important, as the Mexicas referred to themselves as the "People of the Sun". The cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica), full of its fruits, called nōchtli in Nahuatl, represents the island of Tenochtitlan. To the Mexicas, the snake represented wisdom, and it had strong connotations with the god Quetzalcoatl. The story of the snake was derived from an incorrect translation of the Crónica Mexicáyotl by Fernando Alvarado Tezozómoc. In the story, the Nahuatl text ihuan cohuatl izomocayan "the snake hisses" was mistranslated as "the snake is torn". Based on this, Father Diego Durán reinterpreted the legend so that the eagle represents all that is good and right, while the snake represents evil and sin. Despite its inaccuracy, the new legend was adopted because it conformed with European heraldic tradition. To the Europeans, it would represent the struggle between good and evil. Although this interpretation does not conform to pre-Columbian traditions, it was an element that could be used by the first missionaries for the purposes of evangelism and the conversion of the native peoples.
I remember reading somewhere, possible in The Golden Bough, about how well the conquered Aztecs/Mexica took to Christianity, because the idea of a god who sacrifices himself in order to be reborn and thereby renew the world was already familiar from their own religion.When I went round chichenitza, we got talking to an old tour guide and he said the Christians used the native Mexican veneration of serpents as a way of justifying their subjugation, cos of negative the connotion of snakes within Christianity.