The Aztecs

The Aztecs

The Aztecs are a tribe from Aztlan, which is somewhere in the north of modern Mexico. The Aztecs called themselves Mexica which is a European name for Mexico City and Mexico. The Aztecs were a very strong tribe ruled by fear. The believed in pleasing their gods by sacrificing all sorts of things. The most commonly talked about is human sacrifice. They believed they owed a blood debt to their gods. They could avert disaster (they believed) by paying an endless debt. They would give the blood of animals and humans alike. History has tried to get a count of how many people were sacrificed a year but they have not come to an agreement. Some say thousands, other says tens of ...

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humans. Bot the first humans but he went and collected all the bones in the earth of the previous mad humans and he tripped and fell breaking some of the bones and what not (this is what made people all different shapes and sizes, then he put his blood in them and they came to life. The Aztecs believed in keeping nature in order. In the sky they believed there was a constant battle between light and darkness which one day would be lost. Every fifty-two years they believed the earth would end. The Aztec people would extinguish all religious fires, people all over the empire would destroy all their furniture and precious belongings and go into mourning.
The Aztecs had many sun gods. Tezcatlipoca was the first sun god, he was the god of night and an enemy of Quetzalcotal. Quezalcotal knocked Tezcatlipoca from the sky and in revenge Tezcatlipoca came back as a jaguar and destroyed the world. After this Quezalcotal came back as the next god but his rivalry with the jaguar continued ...

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Added: 2/6/2012 11:28:20 PM
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