- from Aztecs
The year was 1519, and the Aztecs were nervous. 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 flew across the sky. These seemed to be signs of bad times to come. The Aztecs’ fears came true in a way that none of them could have imagined.