Montezuma's Headdress (Museum of Ethnology, Vienna) The precious artifact, made of 400 bronze-green quetzal feathers mounted in gold and studded with precious stones, is an important Mexican national symbol because it is traditionally believed to have been worn by Montezuma II, the Aztec emperor at the time of the Spanish arrival in 1519.
https://flic.kr/p/p4VXA6 | Cuauhtémoc Figurehead | The tall ship Cuauhtémoc is a sail training vessel of the Mexican navy, and is named for the 11th and last Aztec emperor. This beautiful ship is visiting Vancouver until tomorrow, and is moored 10 minutes from my place! These were taken in morning light, and I'm going back this evening for some golden hour captures.
Cuauhtémoc (c. 1495–1525) was the Aztec ruler (tlatoani) of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521. Cuauhtémoc took power in 1520 as successor of Cuitláhuac and was a cousin of the former emperor Moctezuma II. He ascended to the throne when he was 25 years of age, as his city was being besieged by the Spanish and devastated by an epidemic of smallpox brought to the New World by Spanish Invaders. He was captured, tortured (by having his feet burned), and later hung by Hernan Cortes in Central…
Cuauhtémoc (meaning ‘Setting Sun’ or ‘Descending Eagle’) was the 11th Tlatoani (literally meaning ‘speaker’, but may also be translated as ‘king’) of Tenochtitlan, and the last ruler of the Aztec Empire. Cuauhtémoc ruled between 1520 and 1521, which was a time when the Spanish conquistadors were on the verge of subduing the Aztec Empire. Cuauhtémoc chose not to surrender to the invaders, but fought fiercely against them.