Atotoztli II

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Atotoztli II
Huitzilxochtzin
Cihuātlahtoāni of the Triple Alliance
Ruler of the Mexica
Reign 1466 - 1472
Predecessor Ahuitzotl
Successor Axayacatl
Spouse Tezozomoc
Issue Axayacatl
Tizoc
Ahuitzotl
Father Moctezuma I
Mother Chichimecacihuatzin I

Atotoztli (Classical Nahuatl: Atotoztli [atoˈtostɬi]) or Huitzilxochtzin (Classical Nahuatl: Huitzilxōchtzin [witsiɬˈʃoːtʃtsin]) was a daughter of the Aztec emperor Moctezuma I and Chichimecacihuatzin I, the daughter of Cuauhtototzin, the ruler of Cuauhnahuac.

She married Tezozomoc, son of the previous emperor Itzcoatl, and gave birth to three sons who would later become emperors themselves: Axayacatl, Tizoc, and Ahuitzotl.

Some sources indicate she served as regent or even huetlatoani herself. The Anales de Tula and Relación de la Genealogía state she ruled the Triple Alliance herself, possibly for as long as 30 years. If true, the records of the Mexica may have omitted her from the records because she was a woman. On the other hand, the documents supporting these claims were not contemporary, and made on request of Juan Cano de Saavedra to support the claims of his wife Isabel Moctezuma as heiress to Tenochtitlan.

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  • Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, 47: Spring 2005, Francesco Pellizzi