The ancient Taotaomo’na and Chamorros – Giants And Fallen Angels of Guam

Chamorro people

Tales of Giants on Guam

The ancient Taotaomo’na and Chamorros

Today on Guam many people tell tales of Taotaomo’na or “the first people” . Described as very ugly with hairy arms and ferns growing out of holes in the side of their head. Other Taotaomo’na have no head, are huge in stature. Seen sometimes in unnatural, but seemingly well-kept clearings in a dense jungle.

There are many story’s of the Taotaomo’na and the ancient Chamorros who as children could rip out coconut trees, like young Taga, or Gadao and Malaguana (or Mataguana), who could split a boat in half by rowing the opposite way.

Who were these giants?

So who were these giants and superhumans? According to the Bible, they were Nephilim. Half Angel / half human hybrids cause by the interbreeding of angels with humans.

Genesis states: “Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them; That the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. … The nephilim were in the land in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. (Gen.6:4)

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It seems if you have a giant in your neighborhood you had best kill it, because they only cause problems. Not merely content to just rope this giant up, they also hit him in the eye with something and disemboweled him. Rough stuff, note that the giant has a name near him, the text reads Quinametzin, one of the old ones, as I had the urinating slave boy tell Madoc in the story. The name next to the men roping him is Tolteca/Tulan. These were the people that just preceded the Aztecs. Therefore, this denotes something that happened in the years before them. Of course, the Aztecs did not write with Roman script. The Latin there is a translation written by the RCC monks [fully trained in Latin] who took most of these up from the natives calling them pagan blasphemies of the devil. This picture is from the famous Codex Vaticanus.

During the Spanish invasion of Aztec Mexico such wild and legendary things couldn’t have happened could they? Giants didn’t still walk the earth did they? Apparently they did. According to the translated Aztec accounts of the invasion, contained in the fascinating The Broken Spears edited by Miguel Leon-Portilla, one of the Aztec hero’s Tzilacatzin, was a giant.

Otomi

According to the Aztec sources, when the Conquistadors first entered Tenochtitlan with hostile intent, it was Tzilacatzin who with three large stones (it says the kind they built walls out of-whatever that means) threw them at the Spaniards chasing them out of the city.

The text says Tzilacatzin was a great captain and that he was an Otomi, and that he wore his hair in the style of the Otomi’s. Portilla makes this sound like its a military rank-but the Otomi were a tribe distinct from the Aztec, by all accounts very similar people but they considered themselves different.

The codex’s go on to say that Tzilacatzin frightened the Spaniards to such a degree that he became a priority to kill. They did not succeed at least that first day. The giant and others were able to keep them out of the city until nightfall when the Spaniards retreated. No more word of Tzilacatzin is mentioned after this initial battle for the city-which we know the Spaniards eventually won. There is no mention of Tzialcatzin falling but based upon his character thus far and his defensive attitude, I find it unlikely he survived the fall of the city.

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