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I shall be the last ruler of this land Flowers p 10 Montezuma made this predicament after one of his advisors foresaw the end in the sun After generating of one of the greatest empires in the Americas Montezumas decision to welcome Hernan Cortes with open hands turned out to be a fatal one for the Aztec Empire Montezuma had to make one of two choices allow the gods to come in to their land or to rebel against them Unfortunately he did not make the right decision many of his people died If not murdered than they died of disease Montezumas judgment of Cortes and his faction proved to be fatal for him and his people When Montezuma first heard of Cortes he though he might be Quetzelcoatl the God of Wisdom who hated human sacrifice and according to legend was due to return to Mexico after being banished by wizards rulers of the land Several of Montezumas priests noticed that the planet Venus scared to Quetzelcoatl had cast a shadow on thee sun as it does only once every three hundred years This was an omen of things to come This worked to advantage of Cortes because it made Montezuma indecisive in his dealings with Cortes Montezuma had instructed his steward to supply and feed his guests and to offer them gifts of precious stones and feather ware For the moment all demands made by Cortes and his men were immediately met for whit tortillas turkeys eggs and fresh water The horses were fed grain and every thing else that their masters requested Thomas p 289 We have come to your house in Mexico as friends There is nothing to fear Warburton p 84 This was what Cortes first said when he met Montezuma Just before the statement Cortes had captured five of Montezumas elite Jaguar warriors Montezuma had perchance an army of half a million warriors against the
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