The Aztecs were a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican people of central Mexico in the 14th, 15th Unknown to the king, the Mexica actually planned to sacrifice her. The Mexica believed that by doing this the princess would join the gods as a deity Arrival in the Valley of · Aztec Triple Alliance · The reign of Moctezuma. Acamapichtli (reigned –95), whose name means handful of reeds, was a descendant of the Toltec emperors; his selection as the first ruler. This is a list of the tlatoque of the pre-Columbian altepetl of Tenochtitlan. Contents. [hide]. 1 Under the Tepanec Rule; 2 Emperors of the Triple Alliance ( Aztec Empire) Aztatlan, Installed in Huey Mollan. A quauhtlatoani ("interim ruler "). Views Read Edit View history. Sign In Don't have an account? He and his family reside in the Palace of Tenochtitlan, in the heart of the city. Motecuhzoma seems to have had some instinct that troubled times were ahead as he gave great importance to omens such as a comet sighted in CE and he constantly consulted soothsayers for advice. Guide to Alternate History Blogs Leaderboard Stirling Awards. Following Cortes' destruction of the Aztec empire, a series of Latinised members of the previous ruling elite were appointed to govern the outer sections of the city, now renamed San Juan Tenochtitlan. According to Spanish accounts, he attempted to speak to his subjects and was assailed with stones and arrows, suffering wounds from which he died three days later. We have all heard of the great monarchs of history: The British Museum Press. Take this History quiz at encyclopedia britannica to test your knowledge of generals, commanders, and other famous faces of war. She remains undocumented by Aztec scribes who are not used to having a woman in charge. One is of the death of Moctezuma II, which the indigenous assert was due to the Spaniards. His many children included Princess Isabel Moctezuma — and sons Chimalpopoca not to be confused with the previous huey tlatoani and Tlaltecatzin.