Alright, so this legend is Mexica (Aztec) and has been passed down from generation to generation. There are quite a few different versions, so I'm just going to stick to the coolest one. They're all really similar anyway. This story is about the mountains Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, which overlook the valley of Mexico, and why they are shaped the way they are. Popocatépetl is an active volcano and Iztaccihuatl is a very low volcano which has been inactive for thousands of years and which some say is in the shape of a woman sleeping on her back.
The story that I'm about to tell you is extremely romantic and will give you the feels if you're that sort of person, so I suggest you get a box of tissues and some soothing hot chocolate before you start reading it. Chances are that if you've cried at the end of the Shakespeare play "Romeo and Juliet", you'll cry even more after hearing this.
Once upon a time, there was a princess named Iztaccíhuatl and a warrior named Popocatépetl who were i n l o v e . However, Iztaccihuatl's father did not want them to get married. So he told Popocatepetl that he would let the warrior marry Iztaccihuatl if he returned from battle with the head of some person that Iztaccihuatl's father hated. The emperor assumed and hoped Popocatepetl would just die.