The Aztecs Essay

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The Aztecs The Aztec Indians were known to have been formed when the Toltec civilization occurred between the 14th and 16th century. The Aztec names originated from the name “Azatlan” the homeland of the north, and were also known as the mexica’s. There foreign language came from the Nahuatlan branch of the Uto-Aztecan family. The Aztecs formed together after they migrated to Lake Texcoco after Toltec civilization. The legend know is that the Aztec’s created an empire from swamp land due to that there was no room in lake Texcoco. Aztec families migrated through swamp lands and marsh’s until a piece of land was discovered in between swamps. The Aztecs were determined to convert their land into an empire they could call home. The Aztec’s empire was completed in the year 1325 and was named “Tenochtitlan” it had been constructed with aqueducts piping, bridges, and the chinapas. Chinapas were little islands formed by mud. The chinapas were used to grow corn, beans, chill peppers, squash, tomatoes, and tobacco. Priest who voyaged through the…show more content…
The Aztec’s believed that numerous gods controlled their daily lives. Their god’s names included: Uitzilpochtli “the sun god”, Coyolxauhqui “the moon goddess”, Tlaloc “the rain god”, and Quetzalcoatl “the inventor of the calendar and writing”. Aztecs strongly believed in human sacrifices to prevent the bad gods from doing evil things, therefore, believing that their gods gained strength from the blood of a human as well as the heart. For major rituals warriors were sacrificed, for the warrior this was one of the greatest honors and for minor rituals prisoners were used. In an Aztec marriage the grooms shirt is tied to the brides dress in order to express there bonding and after the wedding ceremony incents were burned for 4 days before proceeding with the

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