The Aztecs Empire went from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean and as far as the Guatemalan border. The Aztec Empire was form in 1376 to 1521

Aztec Worrier

This is the Capital City of the Aztec Empire Tenochtitlan

Time line of the Aztec Empire

The extant sources describe how the Aztecs sacrificed human victims on each of their eighteen festivities, one festivity for each of their 20-day months. It is unknown if the Aztecs engaged in human sacrifice before they reached the Anahuac valley and started absorbing other cultural influences. The first human sacrifice reported in the sources was the sacrifice and skinning of the daughter of the king Cóxcox of Culhuacán; this story is a part of the legend of the foundation of  Tenochitlan. Several ethnohistorical sources state that under the guidance of Tlacaelel the importance of human sacrifice in Aztec history grew.

  1. Religion was extremely important in Aztec life. They worshipped many gods and goddesses, each of whom ruled one or more human activities or aspects of nature. The people had many agricultural gods because their culture was based heavily on farming; also they included natural elements and ancestor-heroes.
  1. Aztec clothing. This woman is wearing a skirt, a blouse and an ear plug. This man is wearing a cape, a loincloth and an ear plug. Aztec clothing is the clothing that was worn by the Aztecs, as well as other pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico who shared similar cultures.

The design and material used to build Aztec homes was largely influenced by their climate. Typically, the Aztec shelter of commoners had only one room. The doorways of the Aztec houses were square and found on one wall of the home. The roofs of the ancient Aztec homes were flat, which provided for an extra room in the hot weather of the area where the Aztecs lived.

  1. The Aztecs also ate the corn right off the cob and used the kernels in soup, called pozole. The corn meal dough was often combined with beans and vegetables, wrapped in corn husks and steamed to prepare what the Aztecscalled tamales.

The basic “unit of currency” was the day. They didn’t break the day into hours, minutes, etc. There was a “town crier” in Tenochtitlan who drummed out the time when an important civic event was scheduled to occur.

The story of creation, according to the Aztecs, is actually a story of birth, death, and rebirth. When the world is destroyed, it's born again through the sacrifice of one of the gods, and so through the birth of a new sun. So you'll often hear of the legend of the five suns - the five births of the world. Five suns, and so five different worlds, have existed. When the story is told, the order of the worlds is sometimes different, sometimes there are even less that five suns, but the general idea remains the same.

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