The Aztecs lived in the Valley of Mexico hundreds of years after the Mayans disappeared. The Aztecs were like the Mayans in many ways. For example they had many gods, drank chocolate and ate corn, they built pyramids with stairs and they lived in cities.

The Mayans pyramids are nothing compared to the Aztecs pyramids.
The Aztecs capital city, Tenochtitlan, was built on an island in the middle of a lake. According to legend the god Huitzilopotchli told them to build their capital city on the spot where they saw an eagle sitting on a cactus eating a snake. They searched for hundreds of years until one day a priest saw a eagle sitting on a cactus eating a snake.

Here is the legend of Tenochtitlan.

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