Iztaccíhuatl's father sent Popocatépetl to war in Oaxaca, promising him his daughter as his wife if he returned. Iztaccíhuatl's father presumed he would not return and so arranged several suitors for his beloved daughter. When Iztaccíhuatl heard of this she killed herself with a dagger, because she knew that Popocatépetl would never survive in battle, and did not want to marry anyone else. When Popocatépetl returned, and discovered the death of his lover, he took her to the top of the mountain, hoping the cold would wake her, but instead, he froze. God covered them with snow and changed them into mountains. Iztaccíhuatl's mountain was called "La Mujer Dormida" ("The Sleeping Woman") because it bears a resemblance to a woman sleeping on her back. Popocatépetl became the volcano Popocatépetl, raining fire on the earth in blind rage at the loss of his beloved.
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An awesome Cinco de Mayo t shirt for your 5th of May Mexican themed holiday party. Makes a great compliment for your Cinco de Mayo Costume Party. Have a Cinco de Mayo drinking team? Get this shirt as part of your Cinco de Mayo party.
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You might not be Mexican but you're still down to party this Cinco de mayo so pour yourself some margaritas, tequila or beer and get ready to celebrate in this holiday fiesta shirt that says "If You Don't Like Cinco De Mayo Then Cinco De Bye-o".
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