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  • Once Washington became immensely popular for his success, many early Americans hoped that he would usurp power and appoint himself king, just as his Mexican counterparts did in the early 1800s, from the priest-king Hidalgo to Iturbide and on through monarchical presidencies of Porfirio Diaz and his successors to the current President Calderon.

    Printing: Mexico: Sex Slaves (Part I)

  • In the first incarnation he is a 10th century priest-king; in the second a deity associated with progress and humanity; in the third an object of intense interest to both ancient Aztec and more contemporary European scholars.

    The Quetzalcoatl "Trinity"

  • Properly attired, the politician turned priest-king ascended la pirámide de Akapana, a small nearby hill with the remains of a Tiahuanacoan altar, where he received the blessings from the South, North, East and West, respectively representing economic stability, the union of the country's Orient and Occident, health for all Bolivians and wisdom for the leader himself.

    Nathaniel Loewentheil: President Once and Future: The Spirited Inauguration of Evo Morales

  • Once Washington became immensely popular for his success, many early Americans hoped that he would usurp power and appoint himself king, just as his Mexican counterparts did in the early 1800s, from the priest-king Hidalgo to Iturbide and on through monarchical presidencies of Porfirio Diaz and his successors to the current President Calderon.

    Mexico: Sex Slaves (Part I)

  • Properly attired, the politician turned priest-king ascended la pirámide de Akapana, a small nearby hill with the remains of a Tiahuanacoan altar, where he received the blessings from the South, North, East and West, respectively representing economic stability, the union of the country's Orient and Occident, health for all Bolivians and wisdom for the leader himself.

    Nathaniel Loewentheil: President Once and Future: The Spirited Inauguration of Evo Morales

  • Properly attired, the politician turned priest-king ascended la pirámide de Akapana, a small nearby hill with the remains of a Tiahuanacoan altar, where he received the blessings from the South, North, East and West, respectively representing economic stability, the union of the country's Orient and Occident, health for all Bolivians and wisdom for the leader himself.

    President Once and Future: The Spirited Inauguration of Evo Morales

  • In the first incarnation he is a 10th century priest-king; in the second a deity associated with progress and humanity; in the third an object of intense interest to both ancient Aztec and more contemporary European scholars.

    The Quetzalcoatl "Trinity"

  • In Theodism, kings are also the high priests; the gods Tyr, Odin and Freyr offer their blessings in the form of luck on the priest-king and thus down through the people.

    Lisa Derrick: Gods Bless America! Queens NY GOP Won't Dump Pagan Candidate

  • Another revealing touch appears at the statue's base: the little toe of David's right foot curled up under the toe beside it, a mark of imperfection reminding us that the handsome priest-king is not god but man.

    Old Italian Masterworks Made Young

  • My mother told me that legend, and many others: the Gates of Alexander, the Fountain of Youth, salamanders who live in fire, and the priest-king, Prester John.

    The Chef’s Apprentice

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