The Aztec Orgin



The Aztecs were located in mexico about 500 thousand years ago. They traveled from the north due to a terrible drought in their homeland. On their journey they wandered through deserts forrest and mountains for many of years. throughout their journey they carried a great statue Huitzilopochtli, The god of war, they believe he guided and protected them along the way. later they were banished from a valley in mexico by the local king for killing his daughter, making them homeless once again .When they left they found shelter on a marshy island in the middle of a swampy lake, on the island they saw the sign the gods promised them they'd see when they reached the place where the gods wanted them to build their city,an eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus.At first It started off as a huddle of reed huts with a central temple dedicated to the god Huitzilopochtli. Later it grew into the great Aztec capital which they called Tenochtitlan, The place of the prickly pear.



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