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farmchica2 Posted - Jul 09 2015 : 7:29:25 PM
So I am actually not a 100% sure where this goes so I think I'll just put it here...

I am working on getting my intermediate level languages/culture badge and one of the requirements is to research an influential person from the culture you have selected. So I will now go ahead and do a short essay on the person of my choice and hopefully someone finds it interesting. HAHA.

I have chosen to write about Nezahualcoyotl who was an Aztec king. His name means hungry coyote or coyote in fasting. He was born in the year 1402.
He is known as a warrior, architect, poet, philosopher, and king.

When he was 15 his father was killed and young Neza was forced to leave his home in Texcoco near the lake Texcoco which is now part of modern day Mexico City. His kingdom was then invaded.

He was well educated and when he grew up he banded together with other like minded tribes to reclaim his kingdom. He reigned as King of Texcoco from 1429-1472

He was a just king and under his rule the law was the same for nobles and peasants, meaning nobles were punished the same as peasants.

Neza loved the arts and strongly encouraged it through the formation of a musical academy and a great library. He even wrote many poems himself. One of which can be found on the 100 peso bill used today in Mexico.

Many historians refer to Neza's Texcoco as the Athens of the new world as it was so rich in art, law, philosophy etc. And it's for that reason that he is still an important figure in Mexican culture today. He even has a municipal in Mexico City named after him, which even covers his old home of Texcoco.

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ClaireSky Posted - Oct 18 2015 : 12:18:07 PM
I very interesting read. Thank You!

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gypsygirl4 Posted - Sep 02 2015 : 1:12:44 PM
I'm so new to This sisterhood group that I'm not sure why this was in my mailbox. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do here, but I will comment :D
II read your Aztec king article and it was not only interesting, but I homeschooled my daughter on this two years ago (she was in 5th grade). I read this to her and we started a discussion on the art, culture and food of the time. Thank you for the warm mother-daughter conversation opportunity.

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Bear5 Posted - Sep 02 2015 : 12:41:33 PM
Interesting, Cassidi. I love reading about the Mayan culture. Thanks for sharing.

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debbieklann Posted - Sep 02 2015 : 11:38:42 AM

I just found this as I was scrolling through the website this morning. Aztec and Mayan culture always interested me when I was in school...this is very interesting. I can't imagine being a king at such a young age.....27! He sounds like a very gifted man and truly left a legacy for his people. Thanks for sharing!
YellowRose Posted - Jul 10 2015 : 06:08:54 AM
Cassidi, I found your report very interesting. I have long been interested in the history of the Aztec & Mayan Indians, as well as, our southwestern tribes.

I would like to commend on how easy your piece was for me to read. It was well laid out in short paragraphs.

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