Tinerfe "the Great", legendary hero who was a guanche mencey (aboriginal king) of the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). It is estimated that he lived at the end of the 14th century.
He was the son of mencey Sunta, who ruled the island in the days before the conquest of the Canary Islands by Castile. Tinerfe the Great lived in Adeje (like all his predecessors), approximately hundred years before the conquest of 1494.
Upon Tinerfe's death, his sons divided the island into nine kingdoms. At the time of the conquest the kings of these kingdoms were:
The eighteenth-century historians Juan Núñez de la Peña and Tomás Arias Marín de Cubas, among others, state that the name of the island of Tenerife could come from Tinerfe.
The Guanches were the indigenous inhabitants of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean some 100 kilometers west of Africa.
The First Battle of Acentejo took place on the island of Tenerife between the Guanches and an alliance of Spaniards, other Europeans, and associated natives, on 31 May 1494, during the Spanish conquest of this island. It resulted in a victory for the Guanches of Tenerife.
A Tibicena, also known as Guacanchas, was a mythological creature of the Guanches, pre-Hispanic inhabitants of the Canary Islands. Tibicenas were imagined to be demons or genies who had the bodies of great wild dogs with red eyes, covered by long, black fur. They lived in deep caves inside the mountains.
The Battle of Aguere, or Battle of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, was fought between forces of the Crown of Castile, led by the Adelantado Alonso Fernández de Lugo, and the natives of Tenerife, called Guanches. The battle took place on 14-15 November 1494.
Acaimo or Acaymo was a Guanche mencey of Tacoronte, on the island of Tenerife at the time of the Spanish conquest in the 15th century. He formed an alliance against the Spaniards with the mencey Beneharo and the mencey Bencomo.
The conquest of the Canary Islands by the Crown of Castille took place between 1402 and 1496. It can be divided into two periods: the Conquista señorial, carried out by Castilian nobility in exchange for a covenant of allegiance to the crown, and the Conquista realenga, carried out by the Spanish crown itself, during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs.
Tacoronte was one of nine menceyatos guanches in which the island of Tenerife was divided at the time of the arrival of the conquering Spaniards.
Abona was one of nine menceyatos guanches that has divided the island of Tenerife after the death of mencey Tinerfe, in the days before the conquest of the islands by the Crown of Castile.
Taoro was one of nine Guanche menceyatos in which the island of Tenerife was divided at the time of the arrival of the conquering Spaniards.
Anaga was one of the 9 menceyatos guanches in which was divided the island of Tenerife before the arrival of the conquering Spaniards.
Adeje was one of the 9 menceyatos guanches that had divided the island of Tenerife before the arrival of the conquering Spaniards and occupied the present day towns of Guía de Isora, Adeje, Santiago del Teide, as well as possibly also part of Arona, in the southwest of Tenerife.
Icod or Icode was one of nine menceyatos guanches that had divided the island of Tenerife after the death of mencey Tinerfe.
Daute was one of nine menceyatos guanches that was divided the island of Tenerife (Spain) after the death of King Tinerfe, in the period before the conquest of the islands by the Crown of Castile.
Tegueste was one of nine Guanche menceyatos, which ruled Tenerife on the Canary Islands before the Castilian conquest.
The Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias is a large square in Candelaria, Tenerife. It is next to the Basilica of Candelaria, a meeting place of pilgrims and festivities celebrating the most important of the municipality. In this square there are also various bars and cafes.
Pelinor was a Guanche mencey king of Menceyato de Adeje at the time of the conquest of Tenerife in the fifteenth century.
Tegueste or Tegueste II was a Guanche King (mencey) of Menceyato de Tegueste, reigning during the conquest of Tenerife in the fifteenth century.
Guañameñe or Guadameñe, was the name of a Guanche fortune-teller who had prophesied the arrival of the Castilian conquerors to the island of Tenerife at the end of the fifteenth century. Subsequently, the word Guañameñe was extended to denominate the highest priestly rank of the Guanche society.
The fight stick is a folk sport practised throughout the Canary Islands.
Guacimara is the name of a strong worrier Guanche woman, daughter of the king or Mencey of the Menceyato of Anaga in the Canary Islands, at a time prior to the arrival of the European conquerors at the end of the XV century.