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Mexico used to be inhabited by the Aztec empire. However, after the conquest of spanish conquistadores Mexico is now a predominantly hispanic population. The Aztecs were forced to adopt the spanish religion. The introduction of Christianity in mexico went through, and caused many changes just like it did throughout many other places on planet Earth, with the Mexican Liberal Reform, the introduction of the religion destroying Mexican culture, and the Mexican American War. Over time the beliefs and culture of the spanish began to become part of the Aztec’s beliefs and traditions.
The Aztec and Inca empires were built through various ideologically driven conquests, which became ingrained in their societies and grew beyond the emperors’ control. The Aztec’s expansion was promoted by their need for human sacrifices in order to keep the world working in the proper order. The Mexica people’s, who founded the Aztec empire, rise in power coincided with their tribal god’s, Huitzilopochtli, rise in the pantheon of gods to one of the creator gods (Bakewell, 23). The further Huitzilopochtli rose in the pantheon the more sacrifices were needed to keep the universal balance. The Mexica people inherited the use of human sacrifices from their predecessors, the Toltecs, but Huitzilopochtli was a Mexica creation.
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Mexican culture has many influences from other cultures including: Spanish, German, French, indigenous peoples and African tradition. (Cross, 2008) All of these cultures have mixed and influenced Mexico’s common beliefs. Mexico’s religious beliefs represent a mixture of the two cultures; Indian and Spanish. Before 1519, when Martin Luther led a rebellion against the Holy See by attacking abuses and indulgences, Europe was predominantly Catholic. (Schlarman, 31) Europeans were conquering the New World during the 1400’s-1500’s.