Ahuizotl

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Ahuizotl

small creature with monkey hands and feet, a hand at the end of its long tail. [Mex. Myth.: Leach]
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In 1487, Emperor Ahuitzotl (ah-WEE-saw-tul) raided surrounding tribes that had refused to pay him tribute, taking thousands of captives and sacrificing them at the Great Temple.
Introduced with the well known relief of the previous kings, Tizoc and Ahuitzotl (National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City (MNA)), the third part was devoted to signs of status or power: pottery and personal accoutrements; architectural ornaments; the sculpture apparently commemorating Moctezuma's coronation (Art Institute of Chicago); and fragmentary caskets, one bearing Moctezuma's glyph (MNA), two others (British Museum and Berlin State Museum) showing the long-tailed mythical ahuitzotl, perhaps in reference to Ahuitzotl.
The stone monolith is inscribed with dates and language associated with Ahuitzotl, a king who died in 1502.