Vikings in Mexico During the 10th Century
Did you know that Mexico was visited by Northern Europeans over 1000 years ago, and that there exists documentation and vestiges of these voyages, both in the old world and in the Americas?There are current accounts of Viking longboat hulls being found in Northern Baja California.
A terracotta figurine in the Museo de las Culturas del Occidente in Colima has a viking helmet with two horns, similar to those worn by the great leaders in the Medieval times. It is a coincidence that two cultures should have the same deity in the 10th century: the Mayas and Toltecs worshipped Quetzalcoatl/Votan while the Vikings venerated Wotan. "Quetzalcoatl" means "feathered serpent", and it is interesting that the visitors referred to their ships as "flying serpents". Medieval Scandinavia was referred to as "Thule" by the Vikings, and Greenland was "Ultima Thule". In Mexico, the Toltec capital was called "Tula", wherein the god Votan was worshipped. According to one version of the Quetzalcoatl legend, he was red-haired, cross-eyed, and remained cloistered in Tula. Based on the Viking sagas compiled in the 14th century, Ari Marson, who was red-headed and cross-eyed, was lost at sea on his way to Greenland around 980 A.D. and was captured and worshipped as a god in a land six days' sail from Vinland--the Viking colony near the modern city of Boston, U.S.A.
Quetzalcoatl (Votan) did not agree with human sacrifice, flagellated himself, carried a staff and sang during processions. Was he a Christian, like Ari Marson? The Magilbecchi Codex represents Quetzalcoatl (Votan) as a god of wind and storms, as god of the east and the sea, wearing a cap with two bones. The leader of the visiting Vikings was also from the east, from the sea, and wore a helmet with two horns.
Researcher Gustavo Nel¡n, with a Masters in Chemical Engineering, has been a teacher at the U.A.E.M. for 25 years and an indefatigable writer and seeker of the world's mysteries. In this piece he presents some of the information which should not be overlooked with regard to the contacts which took place in Mexico during the 10th century. The author's findings have been confirmed by other researchers.
Christopher Columbus did not discover America: The conquest of Mexico was accomplished thanks to a legend, since Moctezuma II mistook the arrival of the Spaniards with the return of the God Votan, giving the order not to slay the one who, by right, was master of the Aztec Empire