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Towards the middle of the continent near the Pacific ocean at an elevation of almost seven thousand five hundred feet is the Valley of Mexico The Valley is surrounded by towering rocks which seem to have been placed there for the sole purpose of protecting the land The land itself that at one time was full of greenery and trees is now somewhat bare and in some places white with salt from the draining of waters Five lakes are spread over the Valley which occupy about one tenth of its surface Bray 1968 On the opposite shore of the largest of these lakes stood the ancient city of Tenochtitlan This land can be seen in Fig 1Aztlan was an island city in the middle of a lake surrounded by reeds and marshes The region around Aztlan was arid but in Aztlan the birds and fish were abundant The Mexicas lived peacefully until their patron deity commanded them to leave Aztlan and find the land of their true destiny This just happened to be the year I Flint in their calendar This year only came around every 52 years and when it did the Mexicas saw it as a rebirth and initiated great undertakings Throughout the migration Huitzilopochtli a fierce and relentless god who forced them to give up settlements and move forward if they had stayed in one place too long drove them Under his direction the Mexicas canoed across the lake and began the long march of their migration They arrived first at a mythical place called Teoculhuacan The place of Those With Divine Ancestors Bray 1968 At Teoculhuacan like at every stop along the way they built a temple to their god and awaited instructionThe migration was long and grueling At each stop the Mexica would erect a temple to Huitzilopochtli build houses and plant crops to feed themselves They would remain at some places for years Sometimes Huitzilopochtli would tell them to
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