La Malinche is a key character in the opera La Conquista (2005) by Italian composer Lorenzo Ferrero. Malinalli is the main character in a 2011 historical novel by Helen Heightsman Gordon, Malinalli of the Fifth Sun: The Slave Girl Who Changed the Fate of Mexico and Spain .
La Malinche was born Malinal, the daughter of an Aztec cacique (chief). This gave her an unusual level of education, which she would later leverage as a guide and interpreter for the Spanish. After her father’s death, she was sold to slavers by her mother.
In 1519, as Spain began brutally ravaging Mesoamerica, conquistador Hernán Cortés encountered the secret weapon who would help seal his victory: La Malinche. An enslaved Aztec girl who had been...
La Malinche was a native Mesoamerican woman of a Nahua tribe who became a trusted adviser and translator to Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. Her guidance proved instrumental in his takeover of the Aztec empire and by some accounts, she was also Cortés’s lover and mother of his child.
A young native princess named Malinali from the town of Painala was sold into enslavement sometime between 1500 and 1518. She was destined for everlasting fame (or infamy, as some prefer) as Doña Marina, or "Malinche," the woman who helped conquistador Hernan Cortes topple the Aztec Empire.
Life Story: Malitzen (La Malinche) Enslaved Interpreter for Hernan Cortés The story of the enslaved Native woman who acted as the primary interpreter for Hernan Cortés during his conquest of the Aztec Empire. Content Warning: This life story addresses sexual assault. Fascimile
Malinche fue una mujer nahua originaria del actual estado mexicano de Veracruz. Malinalli había nacido hacia el año 1500, posiblemente cerca de Coatzacoalcos, antigua capital olmeca situada entonces al sureste del Imperio azteca, en la región de la actual Veracruz. En 1519, fue una de las 19 mujeres esclavas dadas como tributo a los ...
La Malinche, título de esta litografía, fue la mujer indígena que interpretaba para Cortés entre los mayas, náhuatl y españoles durante sus primeros años en México. La Malinche, quien para algunos mexicanos es una traidora, mientras que otros la consideran la madre fundadora, fue la amante de Cortés y la madre de su hijo favorito, Martín.
La Malinche (meaning ‘the captain’s woman’) , also known as ‘Malinalli’, ‘Malintzin’ or ‘ Doña Marina’, is an important figure in the history of Mexico, especially for the pivotal role she played in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.
Marina, original name Malintzin, also called Malinche or Doña Marina, (born c. 1501, Painalla, Mexico—died c. 1529, Spain), Mexican Native American princess, one of a group of enslaved women given as a peace offering to the Spanish conquistadors by the Tabascan people (1519).