The Leyenda of Tenochtitlan. "October 12th. 1492."
The Legend of Tenochtotilan: The Aztecs were polytheistic. Their main deity was called Huitzilopochtli, the sun god. One day, Huitzilopochtli ordered his people to build a kingdom on new lands. He instructed them to explore the eastern regions and build a city where they would see "an eagle standing on a nopal, devouring a snake, its wings spread", and so, with these indications, the Aztecs abandoned Aztlán and began their pilgrimage in search of this famous eagle. The road was long, very long, some claim that the pilgrimage would have lasted 165 years. It is estimated that it was on July 26, 1325 that the Mexicas saw the prophecy fulfilled. They saw the eagle on an islet in the middle of Lake Texcoco. The region was hostile and marshy, but the divine order being what it was, it was there that they founded what would become the capital of the immense Aztec empire, Mexico Tenochtitlan ("Tenochtitlan" means "place of tunas on the stone", tuna being the fruit of the nopal.)
Spray paint and ink on hand-cut wood.