Inventing Columbus.

Christopher Columbus was a narcissist.He believed he was personally chosen by God for a mission that no one else could achieve. After 1493, he signed his name “xpo ferens” – “the Christbearer.” His stated goal was to accumulate enough wealth to recapture Jerusalem. His arrogance led to his downfall, that of millions of Native Americans – and eventually fostered his resurrection as the most enduring icon of the Americas.

Source: An Archeologist Explains How ‘Narcissist’ Christopher Columbus Became a National Symbol | Alternet

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