The reason it came from the land of the Aztecs is because the word ATLANTIS that can be broken down to atl-water antis-copper is because the tribal languages were derived from the original inhabitants. Atlantis is not a small island, it was a capital city that had a small volcano island at it's center, and it was a continent and kingdom. All lands are islands and Atlantis was the size of Libya and Asia combined as Plato is told. Remember this true story was told to him by way of ancient Egypt centuries before Egypt even existed. Continents DON"T sink. Atlantis was South America, a land where amazing stone structures exist that are even more puzzling and extraordinary than the pyramids of Giza, that the Egyptians did NOT build. In the Bolivian Andes sits an elevated plane, or altiplano, that measures perfectly to Plato's measurements. It also sits near the ocean while surrounded by mountains to its east. There are also man made canals all over the region that criss cross the land and one huge one that brings in water from the ocean and can be see by satellites overhead. Comparisons were done by a group of Atlantis researchers and the only place, compared to the Greek islands, Span, Canary, Bermuda, Cuba etc. that was far and away the closest to Plato's description was the Bolivian Andes. The only things you couldn't match was because they were not provable. In Paaracas bay, Peru, there is a giant earthwork that some people call the "candelabra" which I believe is wrong. I believe it was a trident, the symbol of Poseidon, the master of Atlantis. A film by Jim Allen, Atlantis in the Andes, is a great documentary that I fully agree with. Jim, a cartographer set out to find this land not by picking a place he thought could be Atlantis like most fools, but instead followed Plato's directions and details and by using his skills as an aerial mapmaker he found that South America and the altiplano of the Bolivian Andes matched all the physical and provable details. I truly believe the abundant forests, the amazing monolithic structures, the geographical location, everything seems to fit Plato's description perfectly, now all it takes is for the rest of the world to catch up.