Aztecs in Mexico are civilization of Nahuatl-speaking groups living in central Mexico and much of their mythology is similar to that of other Mesoamerican cultures.
Their race is mentioned as Sarpas in mahabharata, who were saved by a sage named Astika during a slaughter done on their race.
After Bali donated his land to Vaman, he landed in shores of South America and developed a new settlement there.
His followers stayed there and as the population increased they established more and more colonies such as Sutala, Atala, and Talatala.
People residing in these colonies were known as ‘Talatalak (residing in talatala)’. This name corrupted to ‘Toltec’.
These Toltecs still exist in Mexico and South America.
Maya was an Asura engineer, who built three cities for Bali.
Asura does not mean demon. It means ‘the one who is not sura, or one who has magical or phenomenol powers (according to Rig Veda)‘.
Bali was king of these three cities and so was called as ‘Tripuradhipa’ or ‘Tribhuwanak’ means developer of three cities and hence it may be the name applied toMaya. Theses names have been corrupted to Tiahuanaco in the South America.
Patala was established by race of humans called as ‘Sarpa’ (sarpa does not mean snake here), who went there on behest of Vaman to keep a watch on Bali’s activities.
Total seven colonies were new; therefore they were called as ‘Navatala’. [Nava means new and Tala means colony].
This word ‘Navatala’, in a corrupt form as ‘Nahuatl’, still exists in the South America. People residing in Mexico and around are known as ‘Nava’ and their language is called as ‘Nahuatl’.
In Mahabharata, Sarpa (snake) race were massacred in India at the time of Janamejaya, who ruled around 3100 BC.
This ‘Sarpa Yagam‘ was done to avenge his father (Parikshit) death, which was caused by a sarpa called Takshaka.
These people were saved by one seer named as ‘Astika’. When the slaughter was on and after it many people of that race returned back to South America. They felt that Astika gave them rebirth and so they supposed themselves to be the sons of seer Astika and so called them to be Astek (meaning ‘of Astika’). These descendents still reside there and call themselves Aztec.
This Sarpa Yagam (or Yajna) is wrongly depicted as killing of snakes in fire.
Infact, according to Aztec mythology, the Mexica/Aztec were said to be guided by their god Huitzilopochtli, meaning “Left-handed Hummingbird” or “Hummingbird from the South.” At an island in Lake Texcoco, they saw an eagle holding a rattlesnake in its talons, perched on a nopal cactus. This vision fulfilled a prophecy telling them that they should establish their new home on that spot (Eagle could be symbol of Garuda as sent by Vamana).
The Aztecs built their city of Tenochtitlan on that site, building a great artificial island, which today is in the center of Mexico City. This legendary vision is pictured on the Coat of Arms of Mexico.
There are Nahuas people in South America who worship snakes. Nahua appears to be a corrupt form of Nahusha. Nahusha was a king from Kuru dynasty in India. He was cursed to be a snake. He remained on the earth as a snake till Pandavas came and was released from snake-state (does not mean actual snake, but an immovable or crawling state without limbs) after talking to Yudhishthira (This location is in present day Pakistan). Descendents or followers of Nahusha might have reached Soth America and propagated snake-worship there.
The Yakshas came down to Mexico to build pyramids and a city names Yaxila.
Aztecs carried human sacrifices to mexico (which were later banned in India) and also believed in dog burial and dogs are guards of human souls.
Aztecs also worshipped the turquoise-colored god Xiuhtecuhtli, as the 1st Lord of Creation and the god of Fire, Day and Heat.