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Munoz notes the essence of the original Mexica traditions: the opening dedication to the four cardinal points, the use of fire, dance and, the practice of all night vigils and canticos on important ritual and historical dates, such as August 13 th (the fall of Tenochtitlan to the Spaniards) and May 17th (the feast of Toxcatl in honor of Huitzilopochtli, the god of the Mexicas).
An increasing number of urban Mexicans in Central Mexico reenact elements of indigenous ritual tradition in the form of "Aztec dance," a loosely-defined term that includes the more specific phenomenon of conchero dance and the more recent development of Mexica dance, which I explain in more detail below.
Particularmente el poema epico de Alonso de Ercilla, La Araucana, algunas comedias de la conquista de America y a la cosmologia mexica prehispanica.
MEXICA built its knowledge mainly from stories provided by the user.
MEXICA builds in memory content and rhetoric knowledge through information obtained from the previous stories.
Among the numerous tribes of the Valley of Mexico, the Mexica emerged as the dominant force.
A Nahuatl-speaking people, the Aztecs called themselves Mexica (Me-shee-kah).
Mexican immigration is, the authors explain, a "demographic reclamation" of Aztlan, the homeland of indigenous Mexicas in the US Southwest that the US annexed in the US Mexico War of 1846-48.
Thus, the perception that the fall of the Aztecs was due to Moctezuma's passivity is extensively developed; Gonzalo Guerrero, who appears in the guise of a redeeming, unifying military commander, reminds of the discursive hagiography around the caudillos of the wars of independence and afterwards; by contrast, the active resistance of the Mexicas against the invasion receives only one mention in passing by Cortes when addressing the vanquished leader Cuauhtemoc.
If only these warriors of mine, these Mexicas, were not so warlike!
Nahuatl speakers, or Nahuas, are found in each of the thirty-one Mexican states and the Federal District, but are concentrated in and around the ancient homeland of the Mexicas in central Mexico.
Na analise do relato sahaguntiano sobre o sistema calendario Mexica, apresentado no livro IV, pode-se inferir que Sahagun compreendeu o mecanismo do computo temporal indigena, formado a partir de dois ciclos, um ritual --o Tonalpohualli--e outro sazonal--o Xiuhpohualli.