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Religion In The Aztec Culture

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Isaiah Larkin

Humanities ¾

Ms. Carroll

3/30/16

The Aztec people were certain kinds of ethnic groups of central Mexico. The Aztec Empire or the Triple Alliance began as an alliance of three city-states: Mexico-Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopan. These three city-states ruled the area in and around the Valley of Mexico from 1428 until they were defeated by the combined forces of the Spanish conquistadores and their native allies under Hernán Cortés in 1521. As in modern societies, religion and education were important parts of Aztec culture. Large portions of these groups spoke the Nahuatl language.

Aztec religion is the Mesoamerican religion of the Aztecs. Like other Mesoamerican religions, it had elements of human sacrifice in connection with a large number of religious festivals which were held according to patterns of the Aztec calendar. Religion in the Aztec culture was a very important thing that was practiced. Stone or clay sculptures would be made and dressed with a deity’s clothing. The deities and their attributes were
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Varieties of Nahuatl are spoken by an estimated 1.5 million Nahua people, most of whom lived in Central Mexico. All Nahuan languages are indigenous to Mesoamerica. The Nahuatl language was spoken during about the 7th century CE. While the Spanish were trying to take over Mexico, the Aztec Empire expanded to a large part of central Mexico. This caused the variety of Nahuatl languages to be altered to some degree.

There are a many similarities between the Aztec culture and our modern culture. For example, although they believed in four gods and used human sacrifices (which we obviously don't), and we believe in one god, religion is important in both cultures. Their education system is similar to ours, with education is mandatory and boys and girls can go to school together. Their language spread due to population movements like English did when people moved to North
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