Talk:Pedro de Alvarado

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Atlacatl is more of a mythological figure. The indigenous tribes of central El Salvador were united under a warlord from Cuscatlan in order to confront the Spaniards under a united front. However, as far as I know, there is no record of a military leader called Atlacatl. As explained by historian Jorge Larde y Larin, Atlacatl is an a posteriori creation, an amalgamation of various historical figures. And I also believe that the nahuatl speaking people of El Salvador used a variant with an ending of t, not tl, hence Atlacat & nahuat, not nahuatl. Source: Pedro Geoffroy

Pedro Alvarado of Parral, Chihuahua =[edit]

There needs to be disambiguation in between Pedro de Alvarado subject of this article and the Parral, Chihuahua silver mining millionaire Pedro Alvarado of the late 19th and early 20th century. Pedro Alvarado was a friend of Pancho Villa. —Preceding unsigned comment added by RichardBond (talkcontribs) 00:36, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Massacre in the Main Temple[edit]

I find it a bit curious that the article on Pedro de Alvarado should only mention the massacre in the Main Temple in the See also section. This was a crucial episode that practically gave rise to the entire chain of events that ended with the Fall of Tenochtitlan. Its historical importance is further supported in several of the Aztec codices (of which The Broken Spears offers a smattering) by the fact that most of the mexica nobles were slaughtered in the act. I'm sure it was an accidental omission, but inserting this vital information into the article (which I will proceed to do) puts into perspective what comes after, which otherwise seems not only incomplete, but also misleading. Finally, inluding this also provides evidence as to the bloodthirsty nature of this particular conquistador, as stated in the article's introduction. Cromag talk to me 23:33, 13 August 2009 (UTC)