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Macuahuitl - The Wooden Sword of Aztec Offensive Weapons: Macahuitl… Aztec Weapons, Aztecas Art, Close Quarters Combat, Ancient Aztecs, Aztec Warrior, Mesoamerican, Inca, Fantasy Weapons, Mexican Art

The Fearsome Close-Quarter Combat Weapon of the Aztecs

The macuahuitl was an offensive weapon used by the Aztecs in combat. Europeans called it the Aztec sword, but it was neither curved nor made of metal.

The Calpulli was the basic unit of social organization in the Aztec empire, organized around clan groups and similar work patterns. Aztec Architecture, Ancient Architecture, Ancient Aztecs, Ancient Civilizations, Aztec Society, Aztec Empire, Maya Civilization, Aztec Culture, Pixel Art Games

The Political and Social Neighborhoods in Ancient Aztec Mexico

The Calpulli was the basic unit of social organization in the Aztec empire, organized around clan groups and similar work patterns.

Macuahuitl - The Wooden Sword of Aztec Offensive Weapons: Macahuitl… Aztec Weapons, Aztecas Art, Close Quarters Combat, Ancient Aztecs, Aztec Warrior, Mesoamerican, Inca, Fantasy Weapons, Mexican Art

The Fearsome Close-Quarter Combat Weapon of the Aztecs

The macuahuitl was an offensive weapon used by the Aztecs in combat. Europeans called it the Aztec sword, but it was neither curved nor made of metal.

The Aztec creation myth which tells how the world originated is called the Legend of the Fifth Sun. The mythology tells a story of personal sacrifice and violent rebirth, qualities associated with Aztec society in general. Ancient Aztecs, Ancient Symbols, Ancient Art, Aztec Statues, Aztec Religion, Aztec Empire, Creation Myth, Aztec Culture, Aztec Calendar

The Creation Myth of the Aztecs

In the 16th century, the Aztecs believed their world had been created and destroyed in violence four times before and had reason to expect it again.

Tlaloc is the Aztec Version of an Ancient Pan-Mesoamerican Rain Deity Ancient Aztecs, Ancient History, Aztec Statues, Aztec Religion, Mesoamerican, Deities, Fertility, Find Art, Framed Artwork

Tlaloc the Aztec God of Rain and Fertility

The Aztec rain god Tlaloc was one of the most important in the Aztec pantheon, and distantly related to rain gods of other Mesoamerican cultures.

The Totonac city of Cempoala (or Zempoala) in Veracruz, Mexico, was a regional capital when it was visited by the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes. Ancient Aztecs, Conquistador, 16th Century, Art And Architecture, Spanish, Coast, Mexico, Highlands, History

Why Did Cempoala Choose to Fight for the Spanish Conquistadors?

The Totonac city of Cempoala (or Zempoala) in Veracruz, Mexico, was a regional capital when it was visited by Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes.

Aztec Gods - The Top 10 Deities of Mexica Mythology The Ancient One, Ancient Art, Ancient Aztecs, Aztec Religion, Aztec Empire, Aztec Culture, Inka, Aztec Art, Mesoamerican

The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

The top ten of the 200 Aztec gods and goddesses recognized by scholars include the most famous and important figures of the Aztec religion.

Nahuatl is a native American language spoken by the Aztec/Mexica and other people of ancient Mesoamerica, still in use today by million people. Aztec Empire, Ancient Aztecs, Mexica, Things To Know, Other People, Language, History, Words, Eagles

The Language of the Aztec/Mexica is Spoken Today by 1.5 Million People

Nahuatl is a native American language spoken by the Aztec/Mexica and other people of ancient Mesoamerica, still in use today by 1.5 million people.

Centeotl (sometimes spelled Cinteotl or Tzinteotl and sometimes called Xochipilli) was the major Aztec god of American corn, known as maize. American Corn, Pig Island, Ancient Aztecs, Map Of New York, Stone Sculpture, Past Life, God, Underworld, Viva Mexico

Centeotl - Aztec God of Maize with Many Natures and Aspects

The maize god for the Aztec had many aspects, one of which was Centeotl, who journeyed to the underworld and brought back good things.

Tlaloc is the Aztec Version of an Ancient Pan-Mesoamerican Rain Deity Ancient Aztecs, Ancient History, Aztec Statues, Aztec Religion, Mesoamerican, Deities, Fertility, Find Art, Framed Artwork

Tlaloc the Aztec God of Rain and Fertility

The Aztec rain god Tlaloc was one of the most important in the Aztec pantheon, and distantly related to rain gods of other Mesoamerican cultures.

Aztlán (spelled Aztlan or sometimes Aztalan) is the name of the mythical homeland of the Aztecs, the ancient Mesoamerican civilization also known as the Mexica. Ancient Aztecs, Ancient History, Jose Maria Velasco, Aztec Drawing, Aztec Empire, Mesoamerican, Tikal, 16th Century, Palenque

Historical Evidence for Aztlan, the Mythical Aztec Homeland

Aztlan is the mythical homeland from which the Aztec/Mexica migrated to the Valley of Mexico in the 13th century.

When the Spanish arrived in the Americas, the dominant power in Mexico was the Aztec Empire, founded by the Mexica people. The Mexica arrived in central Mexico. Capital City, Maya, Aztec Empire, Floating Garden, Lds Scriptures, Ancient Aztecs, City Pages, Mexica, Historia

Tenochtitlan: How Did a City in a Swamp Became the Capital of the Aztecs?

The Aztec capital city called Tenochtitlan was located a marsh in the middle of a lake surrounded by mountains—a place now called Mexico City.

The Triple Alliance was a military and political pact formed by three city-states of the Valley of Mexico, establishing what became the Aztec Empire. Triple Alliance, Aztec Empire, Step Pyramid, Ancient Aztecs, Mexica, Mesoamerican, City State, Mexico City, Beaded Bracelets

The Aztec Triple Alliance

The Triple Alliance was a military and political pact formed by three city-states of the Valley of Mexico, establishing what became the Aztec Empire.

Mexica temples were covered in blood, littered with bones, and had a horrible stench. The amount of human sacrifices done in Mexica weren't matched anywhere else in the world. Aztec Religion, Ritual Sacrifice, Ancient Aztecs, Aztec Culture, Wellcome Collection, Facts For Kids, Fun Facts, Conquistador, Texts

Were the Aztecs as Bloodthirsty as They Are Said to Be?

The Aztecs, or more properly the Mexica, practiced several different types of ritual sacrifice to secure the benevolence of the gods.

The Aztec Empire's Society, Art, Economy, Politics, and Religion Ancient Aztecs, Ancient Civilizations, Aztec Empire, What Is Today, Vintage World Maps, Religion, Politics, Curiosity, Tapestry

The Aztec Empire's Society, Art, Economy, Politics, and Religion

Whether you are a student, a tourist, or simply moved by curiosity, here you will find what you need to know about Aztec civilization.

Aztlán (spelled Aztlan or sometimes Aztalan) is the name of the mythical homeland of the Aztecs, the ancient Mesoamerican civilization also known as the Mexica. Ancient Aztecs, Ancient History, Jose Maria Velasco, Aztec Drawing, Aztec Empire, Mesoamerican, Tikal, 16th Century, Palenque

Historical Evidence for Aztlan, the Mythical Aztec Homeland

Aztlan is the mythical homeland from which the Aztec/Mexica migrated to the Valley of Mexico in the 13th century.