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King of Tiliuhcan
Successor Tzihuactlayahuallohuatzin
Issue Miyahuaxochtzin
Father Huehuetzin

Tlacacuitlahuatzin ( Loudspeaker.svg   modern Nahuatl pronunciation  ) was the first ruler of Tiliuhcan, a pre-Columbian Tepanec altepetl (ethnic state) near Tlacopan. [1]

Tlatoani is the Classical Nahuatl term for the ruler of an āltepētl, a pre-Hispanic state. It may be translated into English as "king". A cihuātlahtoāni is a female ruler, or queen regnant.


The Tepanecs or Tepaneca are a Mesoamerican people who arrived in the Valley of Mexico in the late 12th or early 13th centuries. The Tepanec were a sister culture of the Aztecs as well as the Acolhua and others—these tribes spoke the Nahuatl language and shared the same general pantheon, with local and tribal variations.

<i lang="nci" title="Classical Nahuatl language text">Altepetl</i> Aztec political entity

The altepetl or modern pronunciation , in pre-Columbian and Spanish conquest-era Aztec society, was the local, ethnically-based political entity, usually translated into English as "city-state". The word is a combination of the Nahuatl words ātl and tepētl. A characteristic Nahua mode was to imagine the totality of the people of a region or of the world as a collection of altepetl units and to speak of them on those terms. The concept is comparable to Maya cah and Mixtec ñuu.



His father was called Huehuetzin.

His daughters Miyahuaxochtzin and Matlalxochtzin married Huitzilihuitl and Tlatolqaca (respectively), sons of Acamapichtli, the first king of Tenochtitlan. [2] Another daughter, Tlacochcuetzin, married Aculnahuacatl Tzaqualcatl, the first king of Tlacopan. [3]

Miyahuaxochtzin of Tiliuhcan was a Queen of Tenochtitlan as a wife of King Huitzilihuitl. She was a daughter of King Tlacacuitlahuatzin and sister of Princess Matlalxochtzin and Queen Tlacochcuetzin. She was the mother of Prince Huehue Zaca and aunt of Princes Cahualtzin, Tetlepanquetzatzin, Tecatlapohuatzin, Coauoxtli and Oquetzal. She was also a grandmother of the King Huitzilatzin.

Matlalxochtzin was a daughter of Tlacacuitlahuatzin, the first tlatoani (ruler) of Tiliuhcan, one of the polities (altepetl) of the Tepanec people in the Valley of Mexico during the Late Postclassic period of Mesoamerican chronology. She was born in Tiliuhcan after her father had been elevated as tlatoani—his father Huehuetzin had been leader in Tiliuhcan but was only of eagle warrior rank.

Huitzilihuitl Aztec emperor

HuitzilihuitlNahuatl pronunciation: [wit͡siˈliʔwit͡ɬ](listen) or Huitzilihuitzin was the second tlatoani of Tenochtitlan, governing from 1396 to 1417,.

Upon his death, Tlacacuitlahuatzin was succeeded by Tzihuactlayahuallohuatzin, a son of Tezozomoc, the ruler of Azcapotzalco. [4]

Tzihuactlayahuallohuatzin was the second king of Tiliuhcan. He is mentioned in Crónica mexicáyotl.

Tezozomoc (Azcapotzalco) Ruler of Azcapotzalco

Tezozomoc Yacateteltetl, was a Tepanec leader who ruled the altepetl of Azcapotzalco from the year 1353 or Five Reed (1367) or Eight Rabbit (1370) until his death in the year Twelve Rabbit (1426). Histories written down in the early colonial period portray Tezozomoc as a military and political genius who oversaw an expansion of Tepanec influence, bringing about Azcapotzalco's dominance in the Valley of Mexico and beyond.

Azcapotzalco Municipio in Mexico City, Mexico

Azcapotzalco is one of the 16 municipalities (municipios) into which Mexico's Mexico City is divided. Azcapotzalco is in the northwestern part of Mexico City. The town began in the pre-Hispanic era and was the seat of the Tepanec dominion until the Aztec Triple Alliance overthrew it. After that it was a rural farming area becoming part of the Federal District of Mexico City in the mid-19th century. In the 20th century the area was engulfed by the urban sprawl of Mexico City. Today it is 100% urbanized and is a center of industry.

Tlacacuitlahuatzin was a grandfather of the prince Huehue Zaca.

Huehue Zaca or Çaca, also Zacatzin, was a 15th-century Aztec noble, prince and a warrior who served as tlacateccatl under the ruler Moctezuma I, his brother. The name of Zaca is probably derived from Nahuatl zacatl, meaning "grass"; -tzin is an honorific or reverential suffix. Huehue is Nahuatl for "the elder", literally "old man".


  1. Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 38–39.
  2. Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 38–39, 118–119.
  3. Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 126–127.
  4. Chimalpahin (1997): pp. 128–129.

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Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo de San Antón Muñón (1997) [c.1621]. Codex Chimalpahin, vol. 1: society and politics in Mexico Tenochtitlan, Tlatelolco, Texcoco, Culhuacan, and other Nahua altepetl in central Mexico; the Nahuatl and Spanish annals and accounts collected and recorded by don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin. Civilization of the American Indian series, no. 225. Arthur J.O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder (eds. and trans.), Susan Schroeder (general ed.), Wayne Ruwet (manuscript ed.). Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN   978-0-8061-2921-1. OCLC   36017075. 
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