Atotoztli II

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.

Atotoztli II
Huitzilxochtzin
Cihuātlahtoāni of the Triple Alliance
Ruler of the Mexica
Généalogie des seigneurs de Tenochtitlan - fragment - Atotoztli.jpg
Fragmento de genealogía de los príncipes mexicanos showing "Lady Atotoztli" (subtitled Çihuapilli Atotoztli in Latin alphabet)
Reign1466 – 1472
PredecessorAhuitzotl
SuccessorAxayacatl
SpouseTezozomoc
IssueAxayacatl
Tizoc
Ahuitzotl
FatherMoctezuma I
MotherChichimecacihuatzin I

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