Epic romantic stories can be found in every culture and are told in every language. This Aztec story is of Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl – denied their love while they were living but destined to spend eternity together. Now, as two volcanoes that set the backdrop for Mexico City, Izta and Popo, as they are affectionately called, are a symbol of love everlasting.
This legend is an excellent tale that shows another side of the Aztecs than is usually shown in history books. They weren’t just warriors, but also parents, sons, daughters, and sweethearts too.