CNN report on Aztecs

Joost Kremers joostkremers at
Thu Aug 24 18:38:47 UTC 2006

On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 02:31:45PM -0400, John F. Schwaller wrote:
> I was just pointed to this story:
> The site is called Tecuaque.  Could this be a Nahuatl verb "some one 
> was eaten?"

On this site:

it is said that the name means "where people are eaten" (presumably a loose
translation) and was given by Hernán Cortés after the Spanish found out
about the massacre.

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