Lest you doubt the obvious connection between the ancient Aztec ancestors and the kingdom of Atlas, better known as Atlantis, please checkout The Atlantis Encyclopedia by Frank Joseph, and specifically, checkout the entries under A, from At through Az, what you see there will blow your mind.
Go to the A’s, look at At through Az, and you will see that many gods and place-names of ancient Mexico trace back to the lost kingdom of the Atlanteans, Atlan to the ancient Mexicans, the maritime kingdom which was “across the eastern ocean,” the Atlantic.
For instance, the name Aztecatl, the patriarch of the Aztecs, means “man of watery (sunken) Aztlan,” or Atlan, and Atla is the ancient Nordic sea god, as Atlahua is the ancient Aztec sea god, and that’s just a sample, so go to the link and rundown the list from At through Az, it will astound you, and thereby, who can rightfully say that the ancient Atlan/Aztlan of the Aztecs is the desert southwest U.S.?
Frank Joseph has done a fantastic service in making his encyclopedia available for free online. It is an invaluable resource, which confirms much of the Global Flood Model thesis, although Joseph thinks space aliens brought the advanced Atlantean civilization to earth, with supernatural powers, the whole New Age bit.
Along with his great etymological work on the ancient roots of place-names, gods, and people, associated with Atlantis, Joseph even rightly maintains that Atlanteans were builidng up to circa 1500 B.C., so he’s beginning to understand that the Ice Age actually ended that late, in corroboration of the Genesis account.
And see http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.