The Adventures of CE Acatl Topiltzín. By Javier Gómez. ISBN: 978-1-951088-34-7 . 32 pages. $19.95 Color illustrations. 6"x 9".
This Mythological Huehuetlatolli Dream Codex depicts, in part, a series of extraordinary daily life experiences of Ce Acatl Topiltzín, a child growing up at the height of the Aztec Civilization, before the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadores.
"¿Have you ever had a day when everything went wrong? I have. One early morning when I woke up, I couldn’t find my Name anywhere!” asked Ce Acatl Topiltzín, age five.
The sun beamed its bright light rays through the small opening of a bedroom window. It partially shielded a five-year-old child’s face away from the full impact of its energy source’s radiance as he slept. A thin ray of light directly struck the face of an energetic wide-eyed boy, just enough to awaken him. He had only reached his fifth birthday on the evening when Ehecatl ushered in Tlaloc’s tears. He had a burning curiosity to discover the answers to the many mysteries surrounding him. This is his story.