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    periods between 1345 to its forceful capture in 1345, the Aztec civilization began with the creation of its thriving city of Teotihuacan. Like their predecessors, the Mayans, the Aztecs were deeply intoned with their polytheistic belief of powerful deities. One such deity, Tlaloc, god of rain and earth, was held in high regard. Tlaloc was thought to form a union with Huitzilopochtli, the god of sun and war in Aztec mythology. They shared the Templo Mayor, an iconic, twin temple pyramid featured in the center of the city of Teotihuacan. This signified a union of the two seasons of the tropical world, wet and dry (Miller 249), and thus bought legitimacy to the new civilization of the Aztecs. The pair…

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    Huitzilopochtli is the god of sun and warfare and is also one of the principle deities of the Aztec religion. In Aztec mythology, the god is the offspring of the supreme earth goddess known as Coatlίcue (Britannica). The Aztecs believed that Huitzilopochtli needed “daily nourishment” in the form of human sacrifice, as the “people of the sun” were required to provide the god with blood and hearts for strength. The sacrifice was offered to the sun, or the “eagle who rises,” and burned in “the…

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    Aztec Calendar History

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    The Aztecs were a very advanced race of people for their time and left behind many artifacts. One of the most famous artifacts left by these people was the Aztec calendar. There has been much speculation as to what the symbols mean and how they created it. The calendar can unlock many secrets about the Aztecs and their way of life, before the Spanish conquests in Mexico. There is a lot of culture to be found in the calendar stone and sacrifice stones. There are three stones come together with…

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    society. These features are both eminent in Nordic and Aztec communities. In Nordic society, religion played a significant role in bringing together the whole community at sacrificial times. The occasion attracted all the Nords as it was instrumental in appeasing their gods such as Odin and Thor. The Nords sacrificed a variety of animals which includes chickens, goats and dogs. The…

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    An Essay On The Aztecs

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    The Aztecs The Aztecs were a complex and interesting people. They are known as a violent and warring people famous for human sacrifice, but they were also ecologist and artist. They were nomads for hundreds of years before settling and building one of the largest cities and empires in the world. They were famed warriors, but inside their own cities knew great peace. The Aztecs are often portrayed as wild savages, but in truth were far from it. The Aztecs, like many ancient cultures…

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    1. The sculpture the Goddess Coatlicue is around 8 feet 6 inches, or 2.65 meters. The piece was made circa 1500 by the Aztecs in Mexico. It is located in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City. 2. There is only one being depicted in the statue. The statue shows someone with a necklace made up of what appears to be hands, hearts and skulls from humans. Under the necklace appear to be human breasts. The skirt on the statue is made up of snakes that are overlapping. The feet and hands…

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    Centuries after the fall of Ancient Egypt, an oceangoing warrior culture arose in the coastal regions of Scandinavia. Known for their ferocity and daring expeditions, the Vikings were talented sailors, ship-builders, and fighters that were active from the eighth to eleventh centuries AD (history.com). Often referred to as Norsemen, the Vikings practiced their own religion that was centered upon mythology and the worship of ancestors and Gods such as Odin. The afterlife was an integral aspect of…

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    Aztec Religion

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    The Aztec Empire, with its capital of Tenochtitlan and its population of approximately 200,000, was constructed on an island on the western side of Lake Tetzcoco. The people of the empire were, however, both diverse and widespread throughout the region, with a collection of more than 300 city-states and perhaps more than 30 provinces, in the valley of Mexica by the 14th century, many of whom came from a variety of sociocultural backgrounds. While most, if not all, Aztecs likely spoke the Nahuatl…

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    The exploration and conquest of the Aztec Empire in 16th century lead to destruction and devastation at the hands of Cortez and his conquistadors. Hernan Cortez and his conquistadors landed on the Mexican Coast in 1519, their exploration led them to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. During their travel to city, they encountered the Txlancans, a enemy to the Aztecs and made them allies. They will play a important in the siege of Tenichcihlan. With the use of diplomacy Cortex was able to convince…

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    The Olmec were the first major Mesoamerican culture, their beliefs, art, structure and agriculture influenced civilizations that came later. They are known for their engineering skills and their huge sculpted heads carved from black volcanic rock. They are also the first known Mesoamerican culture to develop a writing system.The Mayan civilization developed very special religious centers and religious systems that grew into huge cities with many people. Mayans are known for the writing system…

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