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accla
"the chosen"
the young women who were to remain virgins for 30 years while they were to tend the sacred fire in the Temple.
Teotihuacan
first major metropolis in Mesoamerica
Aztec
Mexica (Maysheeka)
folk legend held that their original homeland was an island in a lake called Aztlan. The name of Aztec comes from the homeland.
Huitzilopochtli
the patron deity of the Aztecs
Tenochtilan
capital of the Aztecz, an island in the middle of Lake Texcoco
capullis
consisting of almost a thousand commoners who were members of a large kinship group. Headed by an elected chief.
Quetzaacoatl
represents forces of creation, virtue, and learning and culture
bears a distinct similarity to Shiva in Hindu belief