- from Aztecs
As the year 1519 began, the Aztecs were nervous, because it was the end of the 52-year cycle. Would the god Quetzalcoatl return to destroy the empire?
Strange things began to happen. A temple caught fire and burned to the ground, and a ball of fire streaked across the sky. These events seemed to be signs of terrible times to come. The Aztecs’ fears came true in a way that none of them could have imagined.