The aztecs were the people of the sun their city, tenochtitlan, was founded on the site where the eagle, the representative of huitzilopochtli, alighted on the stone cactus in the middle of the island in the lake of the moon this lake was lake texcoco, known esoterically as meztliapan.
Aztecs: people of the sun the aztecs were an indigenous people located in central and southern mexico they adhered to a strict religion based on destiny, war, manifest destiny, and duality. The aztecs were the people of the sun their city, tenochtitlan, was founded on the site where the eagle, the representative of huitzilo-pochtli, alighted on the stone cactus in the middle of the island in the lake of the moon.
Huitzilopochtli: huitzilopochtli, aztec sun and war god, one of the two principal deities of aztec religion, often represented in art as either a hummingbird or an eagle huitzilopochtli’s name is a cognate of the nahuatl words huitzilin, “hummingbird,” and opochtli, “left” aztecs believed that dead warriors were.
Mexica: people of the sun - extract from the aztecs the rhythms of life and the organisation of time governed all aspects of aztec culture, writes richard f townsend in this extract from his wide.
The aztecs changed the order of the suns and introduced a fifth sun named 4 movement after they seized power over the central highlands each era ended with the destruction of the world and humanity, which were then recreated in the next era. The aztecs, people of the sun is an exhibition produced by pointe-à-callière in collaboration with the national council for culture and arts – national institute of anthropology and history of mexico.