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Born Cuauhnahuac
Residence Tenochtitlan
Other names Miyahuaxihuitl
Title Queen of Tenochtitlan
Spouse(s) Emperor Huitzilihuitl
Children Emperor Moctezuma I
Parent(s) King Tezcacohuatzin
Relatives Chichimecacihuatzin I (niece)
Atotoztli II (granddaughter)

Miahuaxihuitl (modern Nahuatl pronunciation Listen) of Cuauhnahuac was a Queen of Tenochtitlan. Her name is also spelled as Miyahuaxihuitl. She was mother of the Princess Matlalcihuatzin and the Aztec Emperor Moctezuma I. She was also an aunt of the Queen Chichimecacihuatzin I and sister of the king Cuauhtototzin.


Miahuaxihuitl's son Moctezuma I in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis

Miahuaxihuitl was born a princess, daughter of Tezcacohuatzin, king of Cuauhnahuac. She was known to be 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 become Emperor Moctezuma I.[2]

Moctezuma married Miahuaxihuitl's niece Chichimecacihuatzin.

Family tree[edit]

Moctezuma I
Atotoztli II
Axayacatl, Tizoc and Ahuitzotl

See also[edit]


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

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Wives of Acamapichtli
Queen of Tenochtitlan
Succeeded by
Wives of Chimalpopoca