The Aztec people had been walking every day for months now, searching for a new home.
Is this the right place for us to stop?
No, not yet. We are waiting for a sign from the gods. When they want us to stop and make a home, they will tell us
There is a great lake ahead, in the center is an island. There are no signs of enemies anywhere. There are not even any people to be seen.
Then we will camp on the shore We can all use a rest, and we can wash the dust off ourselves
the high priest’s eyes opened wide. He raised his hand and pointed. .For years we have sought the sign of our new home, predicted by the gods long ago. The gods said that when the Aztec people saw an eagle on a cactus eating a serpent, they would know that they had found their true home .
Look! On the island
They sat in wonderment at the foot of the ancient priest, as he retold the story that had been passed down among the Aztec for generations.
That is the legend of how the Aztec came to live on and around Lake Texcoco (tesh-KO-ko) in what is now Mexico.