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They thought the world might be coming to an end because a ghostly woman was wailing"My children, we must flee from this city!" So they thought the world was coming to an end.

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Q: Why did the Aztecs believe that the the world might be coming to an end during the reign of Montezuma?
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Who was the first empire of the Aztecs?

Montezuma was the leader during the first empire of the Aztecs. This was during the fifteenth century. There was some time between the ruling of Montezuma 1 and Montezuma 2.

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Montezuma believed the Spaniards were the god Quetzalcoatl returning in human form because of various omens and prophecies. Additionally, the Spaniards arrived during a time of political unrest in the Aztec Empire, which made Montezuma more susceptible to believing in supernatural explanations.

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Moctezuma Ilhuicamina or for present day distinctions Moctezuma I Moctezuma Xocoyotzin = Moctezuma II known for being the ruler of the Aztecs during the Spanish conquest against Hernan Cortes there are alot of different spelling for Moctezuma

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Who was the Aztec emporer during the Spanish conquest?

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Why did Montezuma treat the Spaniards as royalty when they arrived in Mexico City?

It is a common misconception that the Aztecs confused the Spanish conquistadors for gods. They actually knew Cortes and his men were actual men, but the Aztecs were marveled at their superior technology and appearance (white bearded men with iron armor, steel blades and horses). They initially approached them with caution, but during the Main Temple Massacre (May 20, 1520) the conquistadors showed their predatory nature.

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How did the spaniards conqure the Aztecs?

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Who was the Aztec emperor during Cortes conquest and what happend to him?

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Who was the leader of the Aztecs?

Because of the extreme damage to the temples built by the Toltecs in 1000AD by the Aztecs (in Teotihuacan), there is no known leader of the Toltecs in any given time period, however, it is known that the leaders of the Toltecs were the high priests of their religion and culture.