The Mexicanist published a telling article titled, The quinametzin, the race of giants that inhabited Mexico, June 7, 2019 AD.
It references the “Chronicles of evangelizers in New Spain and New Spanish…what is now known as Mexico.”
The chronicles spoke of the “quinametzin” is “a term used in Mesoamerican mythology for people of great height” who are also mentioned in “Aztec cosmogony”—FYI: the “in” ending would imply a masculine plural in Aramaic, much like an “im” ending implies it in Hebrew: such as the Biblical Anakim vs. Anakin Skywalker.
“The word quinametzin is the plural of quinametli and is translated into Spanish as Gigante.” It is interesting that the English word “giant” comes from the Greek “gigantes.” Now, while in both modern English and modern Spanish, giant/gigante is used to mean something vague, generic, and subjective about unusual height—height above the subjective average—the Greek “gigantes” literally means “earth-born” and implies nothing about height at all.
My readers—especially of my various Nephilim and giants related books—with recognize that gigantes is the Greek word used by the Septuagint/LXX translators to render—yes, render not actually translate—the Hebrew words Nephilim and also gibborim and also Rephaim.
It is generally a terrible idea to render more than one word with just one word as it only causes confusion: and there is no way that words a different as nephil and gibbor and repha can all be rendered the same since they are clearly not related.
It was claimed that “very large bones were found” including, “bones of a human foot were found where each toe measured almost the palm of a hand.”
A “Codex Zumarraga explains that for the indigenous people, the giants were created by the gods and perished in the catastrophe of Atonatiuh, a supposed great flood in the mountainous area of Tlaxcala.” Now, while this is familiar and exciting, it turns out that it is a mythologized version of that, “the quinametzin were destroyed by a group of merchants from the coast who fought for the power and land they inhabited…the Olmec-xicalanca, who arrived in Tlaxcala after 200 B.C. approximately…The New Spanish historian Mariano Veytia tells that when they occupied the banks of Atoyac, the Olmec-xicalancas found themselves with naked and disheveled giants,” whatever giants end up meaning—more on this to come.
It is noted that “The friars sought explanations for the large buildings dedicated to the indigenous gods. According to the magazine of Mexican Archaeology, the evangelizers attributed the construction to the largest pyramids, such as Cholula, to the giants.”
This touches upon a few issues including chronological snobbery whereby primitive simpletons are viewed as having been incapable of engineering feats. It also touched upon a non sequitur which proposed that large things could only have been built for and by large people.
And speaking of large (another vague, generic, and subjective term) people, we are told, “The Bible gave them the idea that the creators of these great buildings could be beings similar to those described in biblical passages: the Goliath that David fights against or other stories.”
Well, the earliest most extant manuscripts, which are the Septuagint/LXX and the Dead Sea Scrolls (as well as Flavius Josephus) have Goliath at just shy of 7 ft. and/but the much later dated Masoretic Text has him at just shy of 10 ft.—and this is all in subjective comparison to the average Israelite male who in those days averaged 5.0-5.3 ft.
As for “other stories” well, that is vague: biblically there is only one other specified height, an Egyptian who was 7.5 ft. (1 Chronicles 11:23/2 Samuel 23:21).
And in the end, “The bones found by conquerors in Tlaxcala and by De Olmos in the palace of Viceroy Mendoza were of animals, only that the paleontology of the sixteenth century was not so advanced to realize that they were not human fossils.”
And, by the way, it is not enough to simply yell, “COVER UP!!! CONSPIRACY!!! SMITHSONIAN!!!”
It is a simple fact that it requires some amount of expertise to identify bones especially when they are dis-articulated—detached from the rest of the skeletal frame.
For more on this point, see “Appendix: Review of Adrienne Mayor’s The First Fossil Hunters” in my book What Does the Bible Say About Giants and Nephilim? A Styled Giantology and Nephilology.
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