Aztec / Mexica city, Cuitlahuac is only briefly mentioned in the
surviving accounts. For most of its history during the Aztec period in
Central America it was a subject city. Relatively small, it was located on
an island between the lakes of Xochimilco and Chalco, which must have made
its inhabitants feel secure enough to refuse Aztec demands to obey them.
Before that it had been subject to
Tepanec control, until
it was conquered by Tenochtitlan. Its only known ruler is right at the end
of its pre-Colombian history. Mayehua was probably a priest, and he stood
alongside the defenders of Tenochtitlan during its final days.
(Original list by Luiz Gustavo.)