Of ea­gle-eyed Aztecs

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

THE ea­gle at­tack­ing the snake on the Mex­i­can flag (Spec­ta­tor, May 24) in fact says rather a lot— it re­calls the found­ing of Tenochti­t­lan, the cap­i­tal of the Aztec em­pire. Leg­end tells that the Azt­lan peo­ple (later known as the Aztecs), who had left their orig­i­nal lands in the north, would know where to set­tle when they saw an ea­gle de­vour­ing a snake, perched on a prickly-pear cac­tus. Fiona Green, Buck­ing­hamshire

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