HumanSacrifice

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Human Sacrifice And The Gods that Demanded It
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AZTEC CULTURE 1325AD – 1519AD WARRIOR PEOPLE HUGE PANTHEON OF GODS HUMAN SACRIFICES
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COATLICUE CHIEF GODDESS OVER 400 CHILDREN GODDESS OF LIFE AND DEATH
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Huitzilopochtli 401 ST CHILD OF COALTICUE GOD OF SUN AND WAR HUMAN SACRIFICES WERE IN HIS HONOR Sketch based on a drawing from the Florentine Codex , a sixteenth-century colonial manuscript compiled by Fray Bernardino de Sahagun.
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Coyolxauhqui DAUGHTER OF COATLICUE ENCOURAGED OTHER 399 CHILDREN TO ATTACK THEIR MOTHER BECAME GODDESS OF THE MOON
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Rites of Sacrifice Both the Aztecs and Maya are known to have practiced sacrifice in intimate correspondence with the gods. To honor the gods and heroes of former times, the priests performed rites ordained by these divine ancestors, with a meticulous reverence for the way things happened in ancestral times (the age of the gods). In the Mesoamerican world view, it was a sacrifice of cosmic proportions that preceded the dawning of the present world age. It is through sacrifice that two realms of time, the time of the gods and the time of humans, are linked together and renewed.
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This document was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course ANTH 331 at South Carolina.

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HumanSacrifice - Human Sacrifice And The Gods that Demanded...

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