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L'initiation sexuelle des enfants Tlahuicas dans la Nueva España

Abstract : As the goddess of love, Xochiquétzal was the patron saint of young warriors' wives. We are in the Tlahuicas at the beginning of the 16th century (valid probably since the 11th century), and whose territory corresponds to the current state of Morelos in Mexico. The traces that remain to us are those of two Codex, written in the words of the Spanish conquerors with a strong emphasis on Catholic morality. Xochiquétzal, for example, is described as a devil. Both Codex relate in similar words the same traditions, with the context of the cult dedicated to the main goddess of the Tlahuicas and the religious if not mystical elevation through intoxication, drinking the traditional nectar of Mexico, the Pulque. One of the feasts in the service of Xochiquétzal, during the thirteenth month (Tepeilhuitl) of the Aztec calendar, is called the Pilauana or Pilaguana, which means: la borrachera de los niños, the drunkenness of children. It is a celebration of sexual promiscuity, but also of the unity of a people who, through the intoxication of dance, religion, the pulpit and sexual practice, find themselves feasting beyond (age) barriers and warlike conflicts.
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Thibault Vian. L'initiation sexuelle des enfants Tlahuicas dans la Nueva España. 2020. ⟨hal-02902083⟩



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