Before the 16thcentury, Spanish conquest, the aztecs saw the skull as a symbol of rebirth.
Anciently, it had been to Europe what cotton was to the Mexico of the aztecs.
Did they resemble the aztecs in these respects or the West Indians?
They know nothing of their kinship with the aztecs but believe that they originated in Southern California.
One day the aztecs discovered that some of the Spaniards had died.
The aztecs held pipes and flutes in great respect, and they were played at all religious ceremonies.
After furious fighting Guatemotzin was captured, and the aztecs surrendered.
The special aim of this work is to deny utterly the civilization of the aztecs.
They were from a feudalistic world and tried to portray the aztecs in such terms.
Thus disappeared, as suddenly as it had risen, the phantom of a second Empire in the realm of the aztecs.
1787, from Spanish Azteca, from Nahuatl aztecatl (plural aztecah), meaning "coming from Aztlan," name of their legendary place of origin, usually said to lie somewhere in what is now southwestern U.S.