What part of Mexico were the Aztecs from?
Similarly, it is asked, what part of Mexico did the Aztecs live in?
The Aztecs were a people who came into the Valley of Mexico in the 12th century and quickly rose to become the dominant power in Mesoamerica. The capital of the Aztecs, Tenochtitlan, was built on Lake Texcoco on raised islands.
One may also ask, how did the Aztecs get to Mexico? The Aztecs arrived in the Valley of Mexico as homeless wanderers about 1300 A.D. They came the region above the Gulf of California. One of their shamans told them that had to wander until the found an eagle sitting on a cactus eating a snake. They found that scene in the Valley of Mexico.
Consequently, where are the Aztecs from originally?
The Aztecs were a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican people of central Mexico in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. They called themselves Mēxihcah (pronounced [meˈ?ika?]). The capital of the Aztec Empire was Tenochtitlan.
Who are the descendants of the Aztecs?
There are no descendants of the “Aztecs” per-se, just like there are no descendants of the Warsaw Pact or of NATO. The Aztec name was that of a military alliance, that bred an empire. But there was no more an “Aztec Empire” than there is a NATO empire, even if both can be illustrated in maps.