Could there have been wars between the Aztecs and the Persians?

Could there have been wars between the Aztecs and the Persians?



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In the Book of the Kings of Ferdowsi there is a king named Zahak or Azhidahak. I would probably equate it with what we know today as Aztecs.

Some also claim that Atlan (from Atlantis) is another name for Aztec.

Interestingly, in Ferdowsi's book they take control of the Persian land for some time.

The Aztecs also practice human sacrifice, and it was a bloody, fascinating mess. This is also mentioned in the Ferdowsi's book of the kings .

And also in Aztec structures you can clearly see the symbol of snake.

The story of Zahhak originates in the Avesta. But in the tenth century AD, the most famous Iranian poet, Ferdowsi retold this story in his famous book named Shahnameh (Book of Kings). Here is the summary of Ferdowsi's story:

Zahhak started killing young men and feeding their brains to the evil snakes. Meanwhile, he decided to wage a war against Jamshid, the ruler of the world. Zahhak gathered a huge army and defeated Jamashid in a fierce battle. After killing Jamshid, Zahhak became the ruler of the world and took Jamshid's daughters, Arnavaz and Shahrnavaz as his slaves.

Could there be wars between the Aztecs and the Persians?


Not really, no.

In the 10th century CE, the Mesoamerican polity of note was the Toltecs. They were viewed by the later Aztecs sort of in the same way Medieval Europeans viewed the Romans or Greeks, but there's a lot of debate about how much they actually lived up to their later Aztec "press".

There is no archeological evidence that they ever had the capability of navigating the open ocean, and in fact the lack of any major offshore influence in the nearby Caribbean islands argues strongly against that. Their capital was not on the coast, but rather at Tula, as far inland as it was possible to get, as was their original homeland. Some trade of the shore-hopping kind was probably a feature of their culture at its height, (note the detached "control" area up in the Yucatan coastal area) but ocean navigation was clearly not what drove it (note also the unusually large amount of coast controlled by neighbors rather than the Toltecs).

Simply, they almost certainly could not navigate out of site of land. In fact no known American civilization had this capability prior to European contact.*

So no, nobody from Mesoamerica was sailing eastward over the open ocean to make war upon the old world prior to the modern era.

* - There is some discussion about whether some of the Andean civilizations might have developed this capability, but a more likely explanation for what evidence we have is that all the open-ocean sailing was being done by Austronesians. Either way, that would be on the South Pacific, not the North Atlantic.