Fountain with in the center a high 'mountain' with four bronze figures. On 29 April 1483 Guayarmina Semidán, considered to be queen of Gran Canaria, surrendered at Ansite Fortress. On the same day Chief Bentejuí and his shaman-advisor the Faycán of Telde committed suicide by jumping off a cliff while shouting Atis Tirma ('for my land'). With their dead the armed and organized resistance against the Spanish conquest ended.
cuando el valeroso
observo que la mayor
parte de los suyos
seguia el dictamen de
uncobarde . . . . . .
arrebatado de dolor
y de frenesi corrio
al borde del celebre
risco tirma . . . . . .
y clamando ¡atis tirma!
se precipito almar
Viera y Clavijo
- Manuel Bethencourt Santana (La Habana 1931 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2012),
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Location (N 28°7'18" - W 15°25'37")
Item Code: esca159; Photograph: 7 January 2015
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