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Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts About AZTEC WARRIORS

October 15, 2016

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.

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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/

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.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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