King Xolotl

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Tlatoque of Chichimecas
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Successor Nopaltzin
Issue Cuetlaxochitzin
Mother unknown

Xolotl (or Xólotl; Nahuatl pronunciation: /ˈʃolotɬ/) was a semi-legendary 13th century Chichimec leader, a Tlatoani. He was named after Aztec god Xolotl.[1]

Chichimeca is the name that the Nahua peoples of Mexico generically applied to a wide range of semi-nomadic peoples who inhabited the north of Mexico and southwestern United States.

By some historiographic traditions Xolotl founded Tenayuca ca. 1224. Xolotl was succeeded by Nopaltzin who consolidated the Chichimec Kingdom. His daughter was Cuetlaxochitzin of Azcapotzalco, wife of the ruler Acolnahuacatl and mother of the famous Tezozomoc.[2]


  1. ^ Coe, Sophie D. (1994) America's first cuisines ISBN 0-292-71159-X
  2. ^ In the García Granados Codex the Azcapotzalco blood line is outlined in the following order: Maxtlacozcatl (Matlacohuatl), Chiconquiauitl, Tezcapoctli, Tehuehuactzin, Micacalcatl, Xiuhtlatonac, Acolnahuacatl and Tezozomoc; the Tlatelolco annals provide another list in which the first three and the two last names appear but misses the other three; the advantage of the second list is that these are the proposed dates in the article.