Museo de Cuauhnáhuac (8l)

Source: WTL© photo 2009 taken on site in the Museo Regional de Cuauhnáhuac in the Palacio de Cortés.
Image: The final panel in Rivera's monumental mural series on "The Conquest of Cuernavaca." To the left of this panel is the edge of the balcony on the open back side of the museum's second floor; to the right is a door entering the balcony.
Comment: Here we see Emiliano Zapata holding the bridle of his famous horse, whose name was 7 Leguas (Siete Leguas / 7 Leagues). What other figure of Latin American (indeed, European) iconography shows a hero and a white horse with a fallen victim at his feet? (Hint: go to the HUM 2461 pages on Tlatelolco for a possible answer.) Why end this series of panels in Cuernavaca with Zapata?
Humanities Questions: (A) Who was Emiliano Zapata? (B) Why was he a significant figure in the history and culture of Cuernavaca? (C) What does the name "7 Leguas" (i.e., 7 Leagues) remind you of in terms of Mesoamerican humanities? (D) To what does "seven league boots" refer in European folklore?
Embedded Image: In 1932 Rivera produced a painting of the full image, which, due to space limitations, was squeezed into this last space in the museum's second-floor balcony. See: => Museo de Cuauhnáhuac, 8l bis. For an image of Emiliano Zapata seen at the very beginning of HUM 2461, see: <= Opening Slide Show 2, #58.