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He summoned learned scribes from the land of the Mixtecs, where the Toltec arts had been highly preserved, to teach them hieroglyphic book painting.
At the same time, a third center was growing powerful, the Tepaneca city of Azcapotzalco, ruled by another branch of Xolotl's imperial Toltec lineage.
When they were gone, Hungry Coyote cremated his father's body in accordance with Toltec ritual.
Toltec learning, after an eclipse of generations, blossomed again in Texcoco and instigated a cultural renaissance in the entire Valley of Mexico.
He found himself in the same situation that the legendary Toltec tlatoani Ouetzalcoatl-Topiltzin had been in during an earlier epoch in the city of Tula, when Ouetzalcoatl-Topiltzin had fought Tezcatlipoca-Huemac over the issue of blood sacrifice.
In the late tenth century, under the Toltec chieftain-priest Quetzalcoatl-Topiltzin, follower of the Plumed Serpent, the city of Tula (Tollan) became a great center of a cultural renaissance in which all the arts and sciences blossomed.
According to the legendary history as described by Nezahualcoyotl's descendant Ixtlilxochitl and other early chroniclers, a struggle developed between the chieftain Quetzalcoatl-Topiltzin and Tezcatlipoca-Huemac, the high priest of the Toltec warrior orders.
Bands of Toltec refugees scattered to the shores of Lake Texcoco and many other places in the Valley of Mexico, farther south to the land of the Mixtecas and beyond.
But the dominant Toltec culture that the Valley of Mexico inherited was the legacy of Tezcatlipoca, not Quetzalcoatl.
However, according to Toltec cosmology, all divinity proceeds from Omeyocan, "The Place of Duality.