Aztec essay: Religion Mortals to be sacrificed for the thirst of the gods (religion and war) • The shrine or holy place was caked in blood (they fought for there independence and thief religion reflected their warfare • “Stench was worse than a slaughterhouse in Spain” • Many items burnt before their idols • Imperialistic empire of the Aztecs thrived off of tribute which came in many forms (goods, flesh etc. .) • Believed manhood and army were one; as a baby they were sprayed with water and held up to the gods, to serve them for their whole lives • Boys life would be dedicated and served under the god of war and sun Huitzilopochtli; each night the sun god fought against the moon and the stars relates to the Aztecs constantly fighting battles and was victorious at dawn where he rose again; he was the model for every young warrior; he was so exhausted from
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course ANTHROPOLO 2 taught by Professor Walsh during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.