Juan de Torquemada: mariones (effeminate men): 1609

Juan de Torquemada's Monarchia Indiana, which he began in 1609, refers to male Indians of Florida marrying each other. These Natives he calls mariones (effeminate men), and says that they dress like and do the work of women. He compares these Indian customs to those of the French and Greeks.

Los veinte y un libros rttuoies y Monarchia Indiana, ed. A. Gonzalez de Barcia Carballido y Zufiiga, 3 vols, [Madrid: N. Rodriguez Franco, 1723], vol. 2, p. 427); other trans persons' history references: vol. I, p. 166, 307, 318, 330; vol. 2, p. 12, 13, 287, 380, 386, 392, 393, 394, 417.