Aztec civilization

By:Danielle Baggstrom

In the rise of the Aztecā€™s they arrived in the Valley of Mexico, and other people drove them into a snake-infested region. The nobility or as known as the elite of society held positions in the government. Male children in noble families were sent to temple schools and then when they were older they would select a career in the military service. Aztec women could own and inherit property and enter into contracts; this was not often allowed in other world countries at the time. The Aztecs believed in many gods; their belief was based in an unending struggle between forces of good and evil all in the universe.



Aztec cities

There is a temple in the center of the Aztecs city; the temples were called God houses. The priest usually went to the temples to worship and pray. They also went to make offerings to keep the gods strong and in balance.

How did they dress?

Aztec clothing is made up of the clothing worn by the tribes that made up Aztec empire. The clothing was generally loose fitting and did not completely cover the body. Most of the clothing was made of cotton.

Food they ate

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

gods they worshipped/believed in

Tlaloc and Huitzilopochtli were both worshipped at the Templo Mayor, and a third monument in the plaza before the Temple Mayor is thought to have been a shrine devoted to the wind god Ehecatl, known to be an aspect of Quetzalcoatl.

Keeping track of time

They followed a set of calendars to track planetary and solar events. This was to keep track of important events they had each year. They usually used three calendars. The calendars are broken up by 18 20 months with 5 days left over.

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