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Calle Pedro Agustin del Castillo
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Faycán of Telde

The Faycan (great priest) of Telde
Luis Arencibia Betancort
2001

Telde /  Faycán of Telde   Telde /  Faycán of Telde

Description

Sculpture of a Canarian with a stick. On 29 April 1483 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

Inscription(s)

a
LOS FAICANES
de
TELDE

m.i. ayuntamiento de telde

Annotation

Placed as one of the activities of the celebration of the 650th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Town of Telde, 2001-2002.

Telde - Faycán of Telde

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Location (N 28°0'15" - W 15°24'53")

Item Code: esca256; Photograph: 10 January 2015
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