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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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Official Vo1ze (12 days ago)
Pyialli I'm proud to be a Nahua man in socal proud to be Apache from my mom too we killed off the buffalo soilders
Anton Slavik (15 days ago)
3:10 Like Valhalla?
Arq. Lilian Mora (21 days ago)
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
Ryze swan (21 days ago)
What if the Aztecs defeated the Spaniards
Joel Hall (22 days ago)
They preferred to capture their enemies not kill them. So they could kill them...
Tim Travasos (26 days ago)
When superstition rules a "civilization", they are doomed. Ironic, because they are they astute astronomers.
alma villa (1 month ago)
Straight savages.. evil.
THESATURNSSC1 (1 month ago)
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!!
YaboiJ (1 month ago)
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
martino amello (1 month ago)
Give that old time religion.. Let's bring back human sacrifice and rip out hearts with stone tools. That might solve the problem with crime anyway..
Alex X (1 month ago)
They didn’t advance they had no armor and there weapons were made of wood it was a war they couldn’t win. Advance or be left behind
Brian Ticas (1 month ago)
I am half Mexican but I think I like the Inca empire better. They seem more peaceful and happy than my ancestors.
Zaid Khan (1 month ago)
You look like Johnny Sins a lot
kim d (3 months ago)
Happy Margarita Day
ॐNeo_White _Rabbitॐ (3 months ago)
Where did they come up with their beliefs, especially the afterlife?
Starry Galaxies (3 months ago)
I thank the Spanish
itsthefuzz (3 months ago)
Aztecs were the OG furries
Youtube Censors (3 months ago)
Not only could the Aztecs never conquer the Purhepecha west of the mountains, the Purhepecha PWNED the Aztecs 100% of their battles.
Einar Vargtass (3 months ago)
why you not have hair on head?
Charles Lyster (3 months ago)
You really should try to pronounce the indigenous names at least approximately correctly.
jacob w (3 months ago)
Not the best warriors weapons designed more to injure not kill boo
tonicrvnts (3 months ago)
I always wonder how the Aztecs knew there are white people if everyone was brown? Maybe a viking made it to Mexico? 🙄
Abstract Pain (3 months ago)
Gotta love how people in the comments care more about being right than actually learning something.
Douglas Crosby (3 months ago)
The Aztecs were an evil and bloody people in the end they reaped what they sowed. Let us not be foolish and glorify a wicked pagan culture.
Batdoom (4 months ago)
And the source is... Spanish book.
The death whistle is spooky
Esteban Villa (4 months ago)
Spain never conquer Mexico it's was its own natives
Nazario Bazan (4 months ago)
The only empire that couldn't be defeated by the Aztecs was the Tarascan empire in what is now Michoacan
Doug Miles (4 months ago)
What a fked up culture. They haven't learned much since.
winglessang31 (4 months ago)
Humanity’s horrifying
James Quinn (4 months 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 (5 months ago)
I think the fact they never killed is the lest horrifying fact about any culture, so why is it here?
Leia Sadi (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
So is that where they got that heart thing for Indiana Jones?
Wf Coaker (5 months ago)
Mah-KWA-witl. Way-way-TAY-otl. Love your vids, Simon but you need to work on your pronunciation.
Mateo Magaña (5 months ago)
You people killed them all with your diseases so these people aren’t wild savages
Irfan Iskandar (5 months ago)
Who here because of fgo?
StopFear (5 months 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.
StopFear (3 months ago)
In what source can I read about it? Also surely you aren’t suggesting they didn’t raid neighboring villages and didn’t sacrifice people they captured, did they?
moonlight (3 months ago)
StopFear they would do that.... they sacrificed themselves
Abby R (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (6 months ago)
You aztecophobe ! Thou shalt not judge the past by nowadays' standards.
Charles Rainey (7 months ago)
Ist brutals Tokey...
Rob Khafizov (7 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 (7 months ago)
Glad the Spanish showed up & stopped this!
BOLSONARO 2018 (7 months ago)
So Hernán Cortez was a hero who killed half a million of psychopaths and created Mexico while doing that.
hellfire0332 (7 months ago)
After watching this... slow clap for the Conquistadors. The Aztecs deserved to be wiped out.
Bubba Chunk Funk (7 months ago)
Abunch of butthurt people with Aztec ancestry disliked and commented about blame Europeans so the attention get off them
Heckle And Slide (7 months ago)
You forgot the cannibalism.
M S (7 months ago)
I'm glad cortez invaded these savages
Krowman84 (7 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 months ago)
Jaguars were higher ranked than eagles
JT Cruz (8 months ago)
They had bronze weapons look it up
Max (8 months ago)
why do al these mexicans in the comment section claim they are Aztecs? they are 80% spanish
Bob Johnson (8 months ago)
Aztecs were some crazy motherfuckers.
Mahmod Mokhtar (8 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 (8 months ago)
Enough with the heart taking you think they have enough hearts by now
MysticLightningXYZ (8 months ago)
This should be age restricted
Drawd -er (8 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 (8 months ago)
nameunselected (8 months ago)
And to think humans like us conjured up these insane rituals and blood thirsty gods themselves.
Svea Bryan (9 months ago)
Bernardo Montoya (9 months ago)
Ugh, your pronunciation is horrible...
Justin Matthews Sr. (9 months ago)
I tracked my ancestry to the Aztec Empire. And the ruthlessness runs deep.........It's cool!
rasta- man (9 months ago)
Not going to lie to you my fellow friend, but this video is trash as hell where you are from?.
Luis Ramirez (9 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 (9 months ago)
MidEvil Age Europe video next
Carlton Wilson (9 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 (9 months ago)
they seem to have a thing for hearts
Black Red10 (9 months ago)
Aztec army vs roman army who win?
Brian Ticas (1 month ago)
Roman's. More tactics and larger
Drago Jovanovic (9 months ago)
Drums that it's what boosted their attack! Smart ancient Aztecas 🥁👌Nice clip btw👍
Ellsworth M. Toohey (9 months ago)
Then a superior tribe came from Europe and wiped them !!!!
Alfredo Verduzco (9 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 (9 months ago)
Their after life beliefs were just as harsh as their lifestyle
Eternantium (9 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 (9 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 (9 months ago)
Jag u-ah
Cantankerous65 (9 months ago)
Do the United states next on how they killed the Native Americans
El Musk (9 months ago)
ron bZoom (9 months ago)
And they say atheists are devoid of a moral compass.
Alex Amante (9 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 (9 months ago)
I can't watch this because of all the loud whispery ss sounds.
Luci Paradise (9 months ago)
Fierce warriors that dressed like babies? One moment they are wearing diapers and the next they wearing onesies. 🙄🤷
_Nihilumbra_ (9 months ago)
They really like Hearts, huh?
Femi Awo (9 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 (9 months ago)
Do Salishian Warriors
Cayden Anderson (10 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 (10 months ago)
Aztec look on death is similar to Sparta.
XzFIGUEROAzX (10 months ago)
Damm thats brutal aztecs and rome were really brutal back then
LiveFree&LoveForever (10 months ago)
I thought it was the Mayan Calendar?
Joel Armendariz (10 months ago)
And ammunity to all the deseases they brought with them. Biology killed the Aztecs.
Joel Armendariz (10 months ago)
Don't forget the Spaniards also had horses.
Haythen West (10 months ago)
For the warrior portion with fear tactics you could of mentioned the Aztec death whistle
Richard Conner (10 months ago)
adan parra (10 months ago)
You know the Native American wear animal skin to Make them feel Stronger
Myishen Haines (10 months ago)
How was number 6 horrifying?
katelyn bell (11 months ago)
silver successfully morning seriously observe arab divorce summer position.
Internet Viewer (11 months ago)
The talking is off putting? - can't believe cults/tribes ridiculous beliefs of death and "after life"

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