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Death of Lord Cando

Historical illustration based on a text of the Relacion de Michoacan when the daughter of Tariacuri is sent to Curinguaro to get rid of one of his enemies of the same town, a Lord Cando. She arrives to the town around midnight during a festival of Hunisperansquaro. She pretends to be visiting her brother. She later dances and drinks with the lord and manages to seduce him. The two go outside, taking a walk off the side of the road and she sleeps with him. In his stupor, she cuts off his head with an obsidian blade she was given by her father and kept hidden. After decapitating her father's enemy she takes his head back to Patzquaro and places it on an altar.