Xochitl was a mistress of the Toltec Emperor Tecpancaltzin, bearing him a son. After Maxio, his first wife, died, Xochitl became recognized as queen. Her son became heir and was known as Topiltzin-Meconet. When she was elderly, civil war erupted in the Toltec Empire. Xochitl called upon other women to join her in battle, and created and led a battalion made entirely of women soldiers. She died on the battlefield.