Aztecs

Aztec Mesoamerica
Aztec Mesoamerica
The exact origins of the Aztec people are uncertain, but they are believed to have begun as a northern tribe of hunter-gatherers whose name came from that of their homeland, Aztlan (or “White Land”). The Aztecs were also known as the Tenochca (from which the name for their capital city, Tenochtitlan…
Aztec ancient civilizations
Aztec ancient civilizations
The Aztecs lived in what is now Mexico. The name Mexico comes from the Aztec word Mexica, a name they used to describe themselves. Their capital city, Tenochtitlan, was located where Mexico City is today. What did their buildings look like? [edit] The Aztec s city, Tenochtitlan, was built on a self-made…
History, Culture
History, Culture
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Aztecs religion
Aztecs religion
Aztec Gods. The Aztecs had great respect for their many gods and goddesses and were convinced that natural disasters were caused by the godly emotions. The Aztec Religion The Aztecs had great respect for their many gods and goddesses. Convinced natural disasters, such as drought, were caused by the emotions…
Aztec religion today
Aztec religion today
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Aztec Native
Aztec Native
When the Spanish began their conquest of Mexico in 1519 they encountered a powerful nation known as the Aztec. The Aztec called themselves Mexica and from this the name Mexico is derived. According to oral tradition, the Aztec originated in a land known as Aztlan. Some experts feel that Aztlan was actually…
Inca and Aztec empires
Inca and Aztec empires
Montezuma was the unluckiest of kings. History elected him to oversee the ruin of the last great Central American empire. Other Aztec rulers had encountered setbacks in their conquests. For Montezuma it was different. He confronted an alien empire from across the sea. In its leader, the Spaniard Hernan…
History on Aztecs
History on Aztecs
The Aztecs had been an enlightened people during their years of expansion. They not only married Toltec nobility but also sought out knowledge of past arts and crafts. They hired teachers from the Mixtecs, who knew a great deal about Toltec customs and included many fine artisans among the tribe. The…
What was the location of the Aztecs?
What was the location of the Aztecs?
A model of reconstructed Tenochtitlán is featured at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Credit: National Museum of Anthropology Tenochtitlán was an Aztec city that flourished between A.D. 1325 and 1521. Built on an island on Lake Texcoco, it had a system of canals and causeways that…
Aztec and Mayan
Aztec and Mayan
Solar year 4 - Tecpatl (flint knife) Xiuhpohualli: 365-day calendar 13 - Tititl (XVII) The significance of this day Day Ozomahtli (Monkey) is governed by Xochipili, the Flower Prince, as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Ozomahtli is a day for creating, for play, for celebrating. A good…
Information about Aztecs
Information about Aztecs
Languages similar to the Aztec language have existed in Central Mexico for perhaps 1400 years. As early as 600AD, languages known as Nahuan were spoken by peoples in the area. It is believed that these language speakers came from the north in waves, settling in central Mexico. Speakers of languages such…
Aztecs religion Facts
Aztecs religion Facts
Huitzilopochtli - The most fearsome and powerful of the Aztec gods, Huitzilopochtli was the god of war, the sun, and sacrifice. He was also the patron god of the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlan. The Great Temple in the center of the city was built in honor of Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc. His name is…
Aztec games for Kids
Aztec games for Kids
Wanting to learn more about Ancient Aztec games? Or maybe you want to play them yourself? Many of the games of the Aztec empire were popular long before the Mixtecs reached their new homeland, and many are still played today. Macuilxochitl, god of games As with any culture, the Aztecs had many many games…
Aztecs Facts and History
Aztecs Facts and History
Skeleton with stone-encrusted teeth found in Mexico ancient ruins Archeologists have discovered the 1, 600-year-old skeleton of an upper-class woman whose skull was intentionally deformed and teeth were encrusted with mineral stones near Mexico s ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. Mystery Of Morbid Aztec…
Aztecs Kids
Aztecs Kids
The Emperor or Huey Tlatoani The Aztec government was similar to a monarchy where an Emperor or King was the primary ruler. They called their ruler the Huey Tlatoani. The Huey Tlatoani was the ultimate power in the land. They felt that he was appointed by the gods and had the divine right to rule. He…
Where did the ancient Aztecs lived?
Where did the ancient Aztecs lived?
Instead of moving elsewhere to build on more favorable lands, the Aztecs established a capital city right over a large swampland. They did so at the perceived instruction of the gods, who directed Aztec leaders to settle peacefully on the lands where an eagle, holding a snake its mouth, rested. As the…
Where were Aztecs located?
Where were Aztecs located?
Aztec homes in the big cities in what is now central Mexico ranged from the elaborate homes of the wealthy to the homes of the poor. Of course, there was the emperor s palace (actually, he had more than one home) which covered an extensive area. All in all, the homes of families had a lot in common…
Where was Aztec located?
Where was Aztec located?
Templo Mayor in Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City), the main temple of the Aztecs, was a place to make offerings to the god of war, Huitzilopochtli, and the god of rain and agriculture, Tlaloc. The stepped pyramid had a shrine to each of these gods at the top, accessed by staircases. The original temple…
Aztecs info
Aztecs info
SAN DIEGO - 38th ANNUAL AZTEC INVITATIONAL INFO San Diego State track and field head coach Shelia Burrell has announced the schedule and participating teams for the 38th annual Aztec Track and Field Invitational. The three-day meet, which will take place from March 24-26, 2016 at the Aztrack on the SDSU…
Location of the Aztec civilization
Location of the Aztec civilization
What caused the fall of the Aztec empire? We do know that there were a number of factors involved, not just one. There are probably many factors that we don t know about that were already contributing to the weakness of the empire. But let s look at some of the most obvious, immediate factors: The sacrifices…
Ancient Aztecs Facts
Ancient Aztecs Facts
The Aztecs, or Mexica as they called themselves, were the elite of a militaristic empire centered at Central Mexico when the Spanish conquistadores landed in America at the beginning of the 16th century. See the fact file below for more information about the Aztec civilization. Aztec” refers exclusively…