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Spain
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria

Canarias

Parque Doramas
(Calle Leon y Castillo)

Atis Tirma

Monumento en recuerdo de una gesta en la conquista de Gran Canaria
Monument in memory of an act in the conquest of Gran Canaria
Manuel Bethencourt
1981

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria /  Atis Tirma   Las Palmas de Gran Canaria /  Atis Tirma

Description

Fountain with in the center a high 'mountain' with four bronze figures. On 29 April 1483 Guayarmina Semidán, considered to be queen of Gran Canaria, surrendered at Ansite Fortress. On the same day Chief Bentejuí and his shaman-advisor the Faycán of Telde committed suicide by jumping off a cliff while shouting Atis Tirma ('for my land'). With their dead the armed and organized resistance against the Spanish conquest ended.

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Inscription(s)

cuando el valeroso
canario tasarte
observo que la mayor
parte de los suyos
seguia el dictamen de
uncobarde . . . . . .
arrebatado de dolor
y de frenesi corrio
al borde del celebre
risco tirma . . . . . .
y clamando ¡atis tirma!
se precipito almar

Viera y Clavijo

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Atis Tirma

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 28°7'18" - W 15°25'37")

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