Chactas

Chactas

the “noble savage” of the Natchez Indians; beloved of Atala. [Fr. Lit.: Atala]
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The life history of Chactas reticulatus Kraepelin, 1912 (Scorpiones, Chactidae), with a comparative analysis of the reproductive traits of three scorpion lineages in relation to habitat.
Sin embargo Atala, a raiz de la promesa de virginidad que le hiciera a su madre, se resiste al matrimonio con Chactas y para ello, como ultimo recurso, toma un veneno y muere, sin saber que podria haber recibido la indulgencia por la promesa.
Registro del escorpion Chactas keyserlingi Pocock, 1893 (Scorpiones, Chactidae) en el dosel de un bosque altoandino de Colombia.
42) Vease Manuel Serrano y Sanz, Espana y los indios cherokis y chactas en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, Sevilla, 1916.
As a young, wounded warrior rendered to the Spanish settlers in Florida to be sold into slavery, Chactas inspired pity in one of them, Lopez, who hired many teachers to instruct the youth in European languages and arts.
Embedded within a narrative of incessant wandering reported to us by an anonymous source, the text depicts Rene in the act of recounting his story to the Natchez chief, Chactas, and a French missionary, Father Souel.
This species was found in sympatry with Ananteris columbiana Lourenco 1991, Tityus tayrona Lourenco 1991, and an unidentified species of Chactas Gervais 1844.
The text, the story of the Indian Chactas and his ill-fated love for the half-breed maiden Atala, is a bizarre narrative of Indian maternity that reveals Chateaubriand's anxieties over the vitality, purity, and virility of the new, post-revolutionary French body.
28) La tragica desventura que se vive en Atala, la irrealizacion amorosa, el amor imposible y el desenlace de la muerte de la amada y la "desgarradora despedida de Chactas sobre el sepulcro de su amada", se convierten en acontecimientos que transforman la personalidad de Maria.
Moreover, her account is seconded by the comment of Spanish historian Manuel Serrano y Sanz in the first chapter of Espana y los Indios Cherokis y Chactas en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII.
In Chateaubriand's equally abstemious Atala (1801), because of a vow her mother made that Atala would consecrate herself to God and surrender her virginity only at the peril of her mother's eternal soul, the eponymous heroine, daughter of a Spanish conquistador and a Christianized Indian mother, commits suicide rather than lose her virginity to the man she loves, Chactas, a young Indian from another tribe brought up and 'civilized', coincidentally, by her estranged father.
The central theme of Atala is the tragic struggle of a Christian native American woman, whose virginity had been dedicated to God by her mother, when faced with the conflicting demands of Christian piety, fidelity, honour and virtue and her earthly love of the hero, Chactas.