The 'tlatoani' (or 'speakers') of the Aztecs were its kings. Tenochtitlan sought to cement its own position by electing Acamapichtli, one of the Culhua who. Even in Tenochtitlán itself fighting did not ensue immediately; the Spaniards as usual seized the cacique (that is, the king of Tenochtitlán, often called the Aztec. This is a list of the tlatoque of the pre-Columbian altepetl of Tenochtitlan. Contents. [hide]. 1 Under the Tepanec Rule; 2 Emperors of the Triple Alliance ( Aztec Empire) Aztatlan, Installed in Huey Mollan. A quauhtlatoani ("interim ruler ").