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In this episode of Angelita’s Wings, Billie Ruth tells the traditional love story of Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl. In the days of the Aztecs before Moctezuma ruled, this legend of the Sweethearts began in order to explain the existence of two volcanoes that rise high into the clouds east of the great valley that was to become Mexico City. The taller one is Popocatépetl, and he looks a bit like Mt. Fuji in Japan. The lower one, Iztaccihuatl, is called the Sleeping Princess because she looks like a woman lying on her side. This is their story: A love that lasts for all eternity.

Host: Billie Ruth Furuichi; Producer: Billie Ruth Furuichi


Music composed and performed by Samuel Rex Spivey, Billie’s grandnephew, son of Michael, and Grandson of Roberta Lee and James O. Spivey.


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