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Tonantzin The local bishop had virtually enslaved the native Aztecs of Guadalupe (modern Mexico City) when she appeared four times to Juan Diego in December 1510, a scant 10 years after conquistadores had destroyed the indigenous culture. Despite the winter cold, flowers miraculously bloomed at her feet. Speaking in his Nahautl dialect she told Juan to direct the bishop to desist, and to carry him the out-of-season blooms in his serape as proof of her presence. When he unwrapped the flowers, this image of the goddess was imprinted on the white garment. Today the imprint is enshrined, and millions venerate the dark Aztec goddess Tonantzin as the Virgin of Guadalupe.

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