Hernán Cortés, born as Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, and thought by the Aztecs to be the god Quetzalcoatl, was a Spanish conquistador famous for his conquering of the Aztec Empire.

In Escape from the Aztecs, Maggie Zuniga plays a female version of Hernán Cortés- Hernánda Cortés- who is a friend of Arlo Davis and has not yet revealed his/her plan to conquer the Aztecs.