The Tepanecs or Tepaneca are a Mesoamerican people who arrived in the Valley of Mexico in the late 12th or early 13th centuries.  The Tepanec were a sister culture of the Aztecs (or Mexica) as well as the Acolhua and others—these tribes spoke the Nahuatl language and shared the same general pantheon, with local and tribal variations.
Tepanec (Mesoamerica) The Aztec people were formed of several ethnic groups which occupied central Mexico. Predominantly this included groups which spoke the Nahuatl language and it was they who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries AD.
In Mexico: The rise of the Aztecs. …Toltec of Culhuacán, and the Tepanec of Atzcapotzalco. It was not long before the Aztecs used their strategic position to advantage by aiding the Tepanec in a war of expansion against the Toltec, the Chichimec, and other neighbouring peoples. And by 1428 the Aztecs’ ruler, Itzcoatl (“Obsidian Snake ...
1427–1428 Tepanec War . In 1426 the Tepanec ruler Tezozomoc died, leading to an uneasy succession as one son, Maxtla, usurped his elder half-brother Tayatzin. The Mexica city of Tenochtitlan rebelled against Maxtla’s authority, allying with Texcoco and other city states to sack the Tepanec capital of Azcapotzalco.
Tepanec Quetzalcoatl and Tlaltecuhtli, goddess of the earth - Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian - George Gustav Heye Center, New York. Tepanec Quetzalcoatl (feathered serpent) and Tlaltecuhtli, goddess of the earth. ca. 1325–1521.
The Tepanecs or Tepaneca are a Mesoamerican people who arrived in the Valley of Mexico in the late 12th or early 13th centuries. The Tepanec were a sister culture of the Aztecs as well as the Acolhua and others—these tribes spoke the Nahuatl language and shared the same general pantheon, with local and tribal variations.
Texcoco is temporarily conquered by Mexica and Tepanec forces. 1428. The Triple Alliance is formed between Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan. c. 1450. The Aztecs establish a garrison at Mitla in the Oaxaca Valley. c. 1485. The Stone of Tizoc is carved depicting the Aztec king Tizoc attacking warriors from the Matlatzinca.
Tezozomoc Yacateteltetl (also Tezozómoc, Tezozomoctli, Tezozomoctzin; 1320 – 1426), was a Tepanec leader who ruled the altepetl (ethnic state) of Azcapotzalco from the year 1353 or Five Reed (1367) or Eight Rabbit (1370) until his death in the year Twelve Rabbit (1426).
Tenochtitlán at its height had more than 140,000 inhabitants and was the most densely populated city ever to exist in Mesoamerica. Bustling markets such as Tenochtitlan’s Tlatelolco, visited by...
Tepanec Empire Michael E. Smith First published: 11 January 2016 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118455074.wbeoe019 Read the full text PDF Tools Share Abstract The Tepanec Empire was a central Mexican polity associated with the Aztec king, Tezozomoc, who ruled 1371 to 1426 ce from the city of Azcapotzalco.