Tezozomuc - Aztecs and Mexica - The prophecy of the dog and the turkey
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Tezozomuc – Volume I
On the eve of the battle which ended in the victory of the Mexicans, a dog spoke to tell its master, an old man of Tlatelolco, of the misfortunes that were about to descend upon his town. The angry old man having killed his dog, a uexolotl, or turkey, which was spreading its tail in the courtyard of his house, opened its beak and spoke.
The old man of Tlatelolco grew angrier still, and crying 'You shall not be my omen (amonotinetotetzauh), cut the bird's head off.
Then a mask for dancing that he kept hanging on the wall in his house spoke out, and the old man, disturbed by these three prodigies, went to tell the king Moquiuixtli.
'You are drunk, are you not?' said the king.
But a little while later the king was struck down on the steps of his temple by the soldiers of Axayacatl.