This article accompanies the fable
A Tale of Two Women
History of Tlaxcala codex
Above: Hernan Cortés and La Malinche in a Tlaxcala city, painted about 50 years after the Conquest. Below: Miguel Cabrera, a Zapotec from Oaxaca who became the greatest recognized painter of New Spain (and who lived till 1768), picked up on this theme in a series of paintings like this one illustrating the history of Mexico. This is #1 of course, whereby "Spain" and "India" produce a mestizo child.
Below is a more modern interpretation by 20th century Mexican painter Roberto Cueva del Rio:
Bottom photo: Jujomx