An indigenous people of Mexico who, in 1325, founded
Tenochtitlán. They were in the zenith of their power in the fourteenth
and fifteenth centuries. When the Spaniards arrived, their king was
Montezuma; their supreme god was Taoti; and Huitzilopochtli was the
divine protector of their nation, to whom they offered human victims.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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