The Aztec Empire started sometime around the mid-1350s in what is now Mexico. It was a three city-state which, at its height, had a population of 5 million people. Its capital city, Tenochtitlan (which is today Mexico City), had a population of 200,000. Their culture was complex and rich, with a strong economic system. They created the 365 day agriculture calendar. The Aztecs also had a fierce army that helped feed their bloodthirsty culture.
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10. They Preferred to Capture, Not Kill
9. They Practiced Human Sacrifice with Their Captives
8. The Dreaded Macuahuitl
7. Their Version of the Afterlife was…Different
6. Every Male was Trained for War
5. Levels of Aztec Warriors
4. They Employed Psychological Warfare
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2. Xipe Totec, and Still More Brutal Rituals
1. The Downfall of the Aztecs
About jaguar warriors they were the elite warriors and any men can become a jaguar warriors. Eagle warriors were part of thf royal family And they were warriors and spies. The last aztec emperor was Cuahtemoc from Tlatelolco
OH!! Yu mean there were cultues in mexico before there was a mexico?? AhHAA, So I guess nobody is really Mexican!!, I guess they Illegal immigrants in there own shithole country!! That's there excuse for the current invasionof the U.S!!
The Aztecs actually did have forges and metallurgy, if they wanted too they could have made metal weapons, but the thing is, copper isn’t very durable and bronze is hard to get while obsidian is fairly easy and is very effective
It’s funny how transparently false or pretentiously pious their religiosity was. They seem to always have been sacrificing the people whom they caught elsewhere. Wow. What a sacrifice! It would be more sincere if they actually selected people among their own citizens or family members whom they actually love. Even more why not sacrifice yourself. That would be an ultimate sacrifice.
I did research on the aztec beliefs on the afterlife for a paper and to sum it up, it was complicated af. I’m sure I still do not understand even the basics beyond what was explained here and in my research. I would love it if someone could explain it more for me because it is so complicated and different from most standard beliefs.
Moctezuma was stoned to death by his own people as he was seen as a traitor. It was not the Spanish, rather a Spanish lead fighting force of a MULTITUDE of Native Americans. All of whom hated the Aztecz, it was not only the Tlaxcala.
That's the answer to your question that's why we're so violent with our own we have that bloody running thru our vain's.They we're genius builder's & astronomers & had the perfect calendar way ahead of European people there is a place under the Coronado bridge in SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA called CHICANO PARK,such a rich beautiful History but a deadly one also it has a lot of blood, but that's the nature of the beast.
Blood sacrifices were made in order to renovate the cycle of the sun in its journey through the underworld following sunset, as blood was seen as the essence of continuation of life. But sacrifices were normally not that frequent, only during times of famine and scarcity, prisoners remained as servants.
THE CURRENT MENTALITY OF THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS STILL REFLECTS THIS DISPASSION FOR KILLING, MUTILATING OR BEHEADING THOSE THAT CROSS THEM. INSTEAD OF THE TRADITIONAL TAKING OVER OF ANOTHER CULTURES TERRITORY, THEY FIGHT OVER AREAS ACCORDING TO THE PRODUCTION/ SALE OF DRUGS & THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT COULD GENERATE.
THIS HUBRIS OF PAST KARMAS IS THE REASON WHY MEXICO STILL HAS SUCH UNREST.
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