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Montezuma II, the Aztec emperor, believed at first that Cortes might be this god of legend, and gave him lavish gifts.
In the 16th century the appearance of the zodiacal light had a disastrous effect on the Aztec Empire, as Montezuma II was expecting to meet the legendary god Quetzalcoatl.
Finally, the Aztecs and their king, Montezuma II (1466-1520), had the superstitious feeling that the Spaniards were gods whose coming had been predicted, and they did not resist strongly until it was too late.
We rely on it especially for background on people and places: George Washington and Valley Forge, Kublai Khan and ancient Mongolia, Montezuma II and his legendary court at Tenochtitlan," said Fritz Holznagel, editor in chief, Who2.
The first examines a botched attempt to establish a Scottish colony in Panama in the late 17th century, the second, the complex and ultimately catastrophic contact between Hernan Cortes and Aztec ruler Montezuma II (r.
Their ruler, Montezuma II, is said to have consumed 50 or more golden goblets filled with it each day.
Montezuma II became emperor in 1502 and continued the endless wars, in part to supply the blood lusts of his priests.