Given the intense activity of the Popocatepetl volcano, residents of the Santiago Zalitzintla community agree that “Don Goyo” is angry because he did not receive the gift on March 12, his birthday, the day the offering was brought to him, and But on this occasion he does not let them pass, they assure him that he has told them that he wants a hat and a jacket, as well as his fruit and his mole, which is why he throws the fumarole.
In a tour done by this community, Alejandro Miguel Jiménez said that the residents are already talking with the different mayors who are present in the community, with their offer to send “tiemperos” on their behalf and to collect the music. For, in the place that Don Gregorio Chino used to pacify his anger, situated three or four hours’ distance to Popocatepetl. They assured that in other years they would bring them their gifts and nothing would happen.
And it is that, one of the legends that count in the community is that Gregorio Chino is found by the inhabitants, they also mention that he does not speak, he only signals what he needs and the inhabitants do it Before this, the residents of the community themselves cooperate so that he remains calm.
According to the neighbors themselves, “Don Goyo” appears at different seasons of the year to indicate what ails him, especially in hot weather, where he asks that his feet no longer burn, as it does. Occurs when there are a lot of grass fires.
And it is that, Don Goyo is the incarnation of “Popo”, he warned the inhabitants of the community, saying that he would only appear every time an eruption was about to occur or to warn that it was a fumarole and there would be some danger. Do not be
That is why, in the territory of this municipality, he can be seen walking along the borders or paths at the foot of the Colossus, dressed in a white blanket, watchman of the valley of Puebla.
“Don Goyo is angry, he wants a hat and a jacket”: the inhabitants of #Xalitzintla @riva_leo @efekto10 pic.twitter.com/AzOExL9d4A
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