"They're ugly as Aztecs"
Statue of Mictlantecuhtli, Aztec god of death
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The Aztec people were indigenous to Mexico and generally spoke the Nahuatl language.

Their culture was at its height from the 14th to the 16th century but declined following the conquest of their main city, Tenochtitlan, by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conquistador. The series of events which occurred in the wake of the conquest is sometimes known as 'the fall of the Aztec Empire'.