Next, the legendary homeland of the Aztec people, thought to be located somewhere around modern-day Mexico. The Aztecs were supposed to have come from the Chicomoztoc (land of seven caves) and settled in Aztlan, but after that there is some dispute on what Aztlan was like. Some accounts paint it as a kind of paradise, whereas others describe the people as being terrorised by the ruling elite there. In modern times, the name has been adopted by a radical hispanic group known as MECha, who believe that Aztlan covered some of the states of the USA as well (California, Colorado and 7 others). MECha also believes that these states rightfully belong to Mexico and they should be taken back. If they ever do get them back, they may well find it’s not quite the paradise they imagined, as the Aztecs did before them.