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Born Cuauhnahuac
Residence Tenochtitlan
Other names Miyahuaxihuitl
Title Queen of Tenochtitlan
Religion Aztec religion
Spouse(s) Emperor Huitzilihuitl
Children Emperor Moctezuma I
Parents King Tezcacohuatzin
Relatives Chichimecacihuatzin I (niece)
Atotoztli II (granddaughter)
Miahuaxihuitl's son Moctezuma I in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis

Miahuaxihuitl of Cuauhnahuac was a Queen of Tenochtitlan. Her name is also spelled as Miyahuaxihuitl. She was an aunt of the Queen Chichimecacihuatzin I and sister of the king Cuauhtototzin.


Miahuaxihuitl was born as a princess, daughter of Tezcacohuatzin, king of Cuauhnahuac. She was very beautiful.[1]


Miahuaxihuitl became a wife of Aztec emperor Huitzilihuitl. She was greeted with a pomp when she came to Tenochtitlan. She bore a son who would later became Emperor Moctezuma I.[2]

Moctezuma married Miahuaxihuitl's niece Chichimecacihuatzin.

Family tree[edit]

Moctezuma I
Atotoztli II
Axayacatl, Tizoc and Ahuitzotl


  1. ^ Pre-Columbian literatures of Mexico by Miguel León-Portilla
  2. ^ García Purón (1984, pp. 31, 35)