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Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts About AZTEC WARRIORS

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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. →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 → → GET A T-SHIRT - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/toptenz →Top 10 Objects That Were Clearly Invented Just to Annoy Physics: https://youtu.be/0MVGeRa-vLo →Simon's VLOG: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvqt8j7DfPmveJp3UOk9XTg Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Brand new videos 7 days a week! Videos are published at 6pm EST every day! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts You Didn’t Know About KNIGHTS https://youtu.be/q1yvv9fHSw8?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnKajPA6HFawry8Y3my_VX5Q Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts You Didn’t Know About SAMURAI https://youtu.be/CDx0RoE3zZ8?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnKajPA6HFawry8Y3my_VX5Q Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-horrifying-facts-aztec-warriors.php Coming up: 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 3. The God of Fire and Wisdom, Huehueteotl 2. Xipe Totec, and Still More Brutal Rituals 1. The Downfall of the Aztecs Source/Further reading: http://www.legendsandchronicles.com/ancient-warriors/aztec-warriors/ https://youtu.be/hQKJRnPpIxw http://www.ancient.eu/Aztec_Sacrifice/ http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-flower-war.html http://www.history.com/topics/aztecs/videos/aztec-sacrifice http://awesci.com/stone-age-technology-best-blades/ http://www.aztec-history.com/ancient-aztec-weapon.html https://books.google.ca/books?id=AGtfQgAACAAJ&dq=M%C4%81cuahuitl+horse&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjNmbXz1bnOAhVLox4KHXPjCacQ6AEIIzAB http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21hen3_deadliest-warrior-s02e04-aztec-jaguar-warrior-vs-zande-warrior_shortfilms http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/ask-experts/what-did-ordinary-people-turn-into-in-the-afterlife http://www.aztec-history.com/ancient-aztec-religion.html http://teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/units/1994/3/94.03.03.x.html http://www.warriorsandlegends.com/aztec-warriors/aztec-warrior-training/ http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/aztefacts/highest-rank-in-the-army https://books.google.ca/books?id=IRdJDAAAQBAJ&lpg=PT118&dq=The%20Shorn%20Ones%20step%20back&pg=PT118#v=onepage&q&f=false https://books.google.ca/books?id=ZseasJq3WzEC&lpg=PA201&ots=-9f3XmA1Z4&dq=aztec%20jaguar%20warrior%20helmet&pg=PA201#v=onepage&q=aztec%20jaguar%20warrior%20helmet&f=false http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,849506,00.html https://books.google.ca/books?id=SCouMhrlDzYC&lpg=PA211&ots=yF2pIZka3O&dq=Huehueteotl%20hooks&pg=PA211#v=onepage&q=Huehueteotl%20hooks&f=false https://www.britannica.com/topic/Xipe-Totec http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/gods/god-of-the-month-xipe-totec https://books.google.ca/books?id=7M1o9g8MARgC&lpg=PA121&ots=FpiyA26nT4&dq=Gladiatorial%20sacrifice%20aztec%20left%20handed&pg=PA121#v=onepage&q=Gladiatorial%20sacrifice%20aztec%20left%20handed&f=false http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-flower-war.html http://www.history.com/topics/aztecs
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Text Comments (2112)
Batdoom (6 days ago)
And the source is... Spanish book.
The death whistle is spooky
Esteban Villa (10 days ago)
Spain never conquer Mexico it's was its own natives
Nazario Bazan (11 days ago)
The only empire that couldn't be defeated by the Aztecs was the Tarascan empire in what is now Michoacan
Doug Miles (13 days ago)
What a fked up culture. They haven't learned much since.
winglessang31 (13 days ago)
Humanity’s horrifying
zack bandera (13 days ago)
So in 1440 i guess the fire didn't light...
James Quinn (16 days ago)
All boys were trained for war. Dressed in animal colors. That would only be frightening once. Not a "horrifying fact"
Do you know why Mexicans and blacks do not intermarry? It is because they are afraid that the children produced by that marriage would be too lazy to STEAL.
Xuanathan (26 days ago)
I think the fact they never killed is the lest horrifying fact about any culture, so why is it here?
Leia Sadi (28 days ago)
The first time I saw Aztec art I could tell that it was created in a creepy, bloodthirsty culture. They even grossed out the Spaniards.
Angie pangie (1 month ago)
So is that where they got that heart thing for Indiana Jones?
Wf Coaker (1 month ago)
Mah-KWA-witl. Way-way-TAY-otl. Love your vids, Simon but you need to work on your pronunciation.
Mateo Magaña (1 month ago)
You people killed them all with your diseases so these people aren’t wild savages
Irfan Iskandar (1 month ago)
Who here because of fgo?
StopFear (1 month ago)
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.
Abby R (1 month ago)
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.
Techno Tard (1 month ago)
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.
brinbrin62 62200 (2 months ago)
You aztecophobe ! Thou shalt not judge the past by nowadays' standards.
Higher. Further. Faster. (2 months ago)
Please do a video of Europeans bringing disease to a clean fresh new world.
Higher. Further. Faster. (2 months ago)
Can you do a HORRIFYING video about Europeans ?
Charles Rainey (2 months ago)
Ist brutals Tokey...
Rob Khafizov (2 months ago)
Who was that warrior that fought off 2 jaguars and 2 eagles so they had to add another obstacle? Sounds like a badass.
DearlyBelovedofGod (2 months ago)
Glad the Spanish showed up & stopped this!
BOLSONARO 2018 (3 months ago)
So Hernán Cortez was a hero who killed half a million of psychopaths and created Mexico while doing that.
hellfire0332 (3 months ago)
After watching this... slow clap for the Conquistadors. The Aztecs deserved to be wiped out.
Bubba Chunk Funk (3 months ago)
Abunch of butthurt people with Aztec ancestry disliked and commented about blame Europeans so the attention get off them
Heckle And Slide (3 months ago)
You forgot the cannibalism.
M S (3 months ago)
I'm glad cortez invaded these savages
Krowman84 (3 months ago)
You notice most of these brutal ancient society's met their own brutal end ..You live by the sword you die by the sword
Andrew Boccasino (3 months ago)
5:00 I don’t know why, but the way he says number 5 levels of Aztec warriors, and the face he makes just looks so awkward, and funny.
Cory Pedigo (3 months ago)
Such a tragedy the Spanish came with their technology and literacy and ruined this wonderfully enlightened culture. If we had multiculturalism back then we could still have human sacrifices today.
Ruturaj Shiralkar (3 months ago)
Jaguars were higher ranked than eagles
JT Cruz (4 months ago)
They had bronze weapons look it up
Order der Teutonen (4 months ago)
why do al these mexicans in the comment section claim they are Aztecs? they are 80% spanish
Bob Johnson (4 months ago)
Aztecs were some crazy motherfuckers.
Mahmod Mokhtar (4 months ago)
look the comment filled with white guilt XD and everyone claiming its made up by historians Will guess what there are archeological evidence
Paul Martinez (4 months ago)
Enough with the heart taking you think they have enough hearts by now
ThunderBoltXYZ (4 months ago)
This should be age restricted
Drawd -er (4 months ago)
Yeah.... This video is a reason that why we have to be careful if we are going to talk about something from mexico
Hector Domino (4 months ago)
Kukulkan.....
nameunselected (4 months ago)
And to think humans like us conjured up these insane rituals and blood thirsty gods themselves.
Svea Bryan (4 months ago)
Fascinating!
Bernardo Montoya (5 months ago)
Ugh, your pronunciation is horrible...
Justin Matthews Sr. (5 months ago)
I tracked my ancestry to the Aztec Empire. And the ruthlessness runs deep.........It's cool!
rasta- man (5 months ago)
Not going to lie to you my fellow friend, but this video is trash as hell where you are from?.
Luis Ramirez (5 months ago)
The aztec fall because the diseases that the spanish brought with them, not because the just had better weapons. Get your facts right!
Sanjuana Gasca (5 months ago)
MidEvil Age Europe video next
Carlton Wilson (5 months ago)
The Aztecs were far too psychotic to be allowed to continue to exist. The choice to exterminate them was the only choice.
Veronica Clephas (5 months ago)
they seem to have a thing for hearts
Black Red10 (5 months ago)
Aztec army vs roman army who win?
Drago Jovanovic (5 months ago)
Drums that it's what boosted their attack! Smart ancient Aztecas 🥁👌Nice clip btw👍
Ellsworth M. Toohey (5 months ago)
Then a superior tribe came from Europe and wiped them !!!!
Alfredo Verduzco (5 months ago)
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.
Kevin Marshall (5 months ago)
Their after life beliefs were just as harsh as their lifestyle
Eternantium (5 months ago)
In all fairness, one can not really blame the Tlaxcalens' for siding with the Spaniards against the people who were basically their bully for the entirety of their life.
Eternantium (5 months ago)
In all fairness, one can not really blame the Tlaxcalens' for siding with the Spaniards against the people who were basically their bully for the entirety of their life.
MeatyPunk (5 months ago)
Jag u-ah
Cantankerous65 (5 months ago)
Do the United states next on how they killed the Native Americans
Just Saying (5 months ago)
Hola
ron bZoom (5 months ago)
And they say atheists are devoid of a moral compass.
Alex Amante (5 months ago)
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.
Marx The Destroyer (5 months ago)
I can't watch this because of all the loud whispery ss sounds.
Luci Paradise (5 months ago)
Fierce warriors that dressed like babies? One moment they are wearing diapers and the next they wearing onesies. 🙄🤷
_Nihilumbra_ (5 months ago)
They really like Hearts, huh?
Femi Awo (5 months ago)
This is one civilization I'm relieved was wiped out and no longer exists. The Mayans on the other hand, I don't mind.
El Fresno (5 months ago)
Do Salishian Warriors
Cayden Anderson (5 months ago)
My favorite thing about Simon is the fact that no matter what, he’ll always pronounce something wrong every single video lol
avid david (5 months ago)
Aztec look on death is similar to Sparta.
XzFIGUEROAzX (5 months ago)
Damm thats brutal aztecs and rome were really brutal back then
LiveFree&LoveForever (6 months ago)
I thought it was the Mayan Calendar?
Joel Armendariz (6 months ago)
And ammunity to all the deseases they brought with them. Biology killed the Aztecs.
Joel Armendariz (6 months ago)
Don't forget the Spaniards also had horses.
Haythen West (6 months ago)
For the warrior portion with fear tactics you could of mentioned the Aztec death whistle
Richard Conner (6 months ago)
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.
adan parra (6 months ago)
You know the Native American wear animal skin to Make them feel Stronger
Myishen Haines (6 months ago)
How was number 6 horrifying?
katelyn bell (6 months ago)
silver successfully morning seriously observe arab divorce summer position.
Internet Viewer (6 months ago)
The talking is off putting? - can't believe cults/tribes ridiculous beliefs of death and "after life"
MasLoff (6 months ago)
I'd like to take a moment to thank the Spaniards for killing these people
George Christman (7 months ago)
Damn! The Aztecs had it coming.
Bolt Plays (7 months ago)
You look like VSauce Ur beutiful
Sir Lance Goodthrust (7 months ago)
Just an example of what religion does to mankind. The sickness of all religion ... disgusting
albert schweizer (7 months ago)
"majawity" :D
Alex O (7 months ago)
Gahdam mexicans
Ancient Chronicler (7 months ago)
The fall of the Aztecs was caused by: 1.) Diseases i.e. smallpoxs 2.) Alliances with other nations/ethnic groups 3.) Steel/Iron weapons & guns.
MeliLew (7 months ago)
Damn...Spain was no innocent, but if I lived in a surrounding city, I wouldn't have mourned the Aztec's downfall AT ALL.
I higly doubt that thing could decapitate a horse
11th Planet Agent 47 (7 months ago)
That is why hernand Cortez defeated Aztec Warriors
paperchasin23 (7 months ago)
You totally butchered the pronounciation of Macuahuitl
Benjamin Goldstein (7 months ago)
Wait a second! This is the culture the West shall feel guilty about for replacing with Christianity?
Benjamin Goldstein (6 months ago)
Of course, it is! The Christianity that replaced the human sacrifice flower war bloodshed did not bring witchhunts to the place.
Paul Lannister (6 months ago)
Is Christianity any better I remember burning of witches, the inquisition, punish and killing of scientists who dared to challenge christianity.
Dennis Garcia (7 months ago)
absolutely these are just some of the negatives of the culture but there is lots of stuff that was lost and we should all fell bad that all that juicy knowledge is gone
Haru Devil (8 months ago)
Should have mentioned the Aztec death whistles
water Ice (8 months ago)
What about the Aztecs death whistle?
water Ice (8 months ago)
The Aztecs had maybe around 1,600 gods
Ralgondo (8 months ago)
I'm just glad westerners replaced these terrible people
Henry Ashurst (8 months ago)
MacahuitL - L, not I. Macahui-tl.
ThatEmo Stereotype (8 months ago)
The Aztecs were basically the Mayans coz they are vary vary similar and they did stuff the same way
Jason Dubya-DEEZNUTS (8 months ago)
Apocalyptico.....
Victor Uribe (8 months ago)
The aztecs were defeated by disease. Hernán Cortés had to flee back to Cuba with terrified Spaniards. They left behind small pox and when they turned it was ripe for the taking. Tell us the truth instead of feeding your little egos.
Cathi Palmer (8 months ago)
SMH....Simon, Simon - this is a masterpiece of mispronunciation. You have surpassed yourself.

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