Cocoa

The origin of cocoa, among legends and traditions.

Mexican culture is rich in history and traditions, many reflected in legends, fables and myths.The legend of cocoa-chocolate and the mythical god Quetzalcoatl recounts the story of how this ancient god gave the Toltecs precious cocoa grains.  This generous god wanted his people to be well fed and by being healthy dedicate themselves to improve and be the best people they could be, studious, knowledgeable, generous, artistically talented. 

It is said that Quetzalcóatl stole the cocoa tree form paradise where all the other gods lived and he planted the small bush in Tula, Mexico.