This mountain is surrounded by thriller and legends that goes again to the Aztecs and even to earlier cultures.
One of the mysteries: The unexplained lights that seem above the volcano. On April four, 2017 an internet digicam recorded an enormous Sphere which will increase in brightness earlier than it apparently descends into the crater of the volcano.
We could ponder whether these returning lights have one thing to do with an Aztec legend.
According to Aztec mythology, Iztaccíhuatl was a princess who fell in love with one of her father’s warriors, Popocatépetl.
The emperor despatched Popocatépetl to battle in Oaxaca, promising him Iztaccíhuatl as his spouse when he returned (which Iztaccíhuatl’s father presumed he wouldn’t).
Iztaccíhuatl was falsely informed Popocatépetl had died in battle, and believing the information, she died of grief.
When Popocatépetl returned to search out his love lifeless, he took her physique to a spot outdoors Tenochtitlan and kneeled by her grave. The gods lined them with snow and altered them into mountains.
Iztaccíhuatl’s mountain known as “White Woman” (from the nahuatl iztac “white” and cihuatl “woman”) as a result of it resembles a lady mendacity on her again, and is commonly lined with snow.