Religion In Aztec Civilization

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Religion was very important in Aztec civilizations. They worshiped hundreds of gods and goddesses. They all stand for different things like, the sun and water to death. According to Ian Mursell/Mexicolore Aztecs believed “the gods created and controlled the world and kept the sun moving.”

The warrior of sun god, Huitzilopochtli is probably one of the nicest gods there is. He loves and cares for the well being of his family, more importantly his mom. Even before he was born he was planning to protect her. “His sister Coyolxauhqui wanted to kill their mother (Coatlicue) for being dishonest with her mysterious pregnancy and because she was embarrassed of her mother’s sexuality. When it came time for Coyolxauhqui and her brothers, Quetzalcoatl, Tezcatlipoca and Xipe Totec to kill their mother, she coincidentally gave birth to Huitzilopochtli, who was fully grown and armed. He later on killed Coyolxauhqui and his half-brothers.” Says NACLA. Tlaloc not only sacrificed many children but was said to be “one of the first 'abuser' gods and because of this Chalchiuhtlicue retaliated by releasing 52 years of rain, causing a giant flood which caused the fourth world to be destroyed. She built a bridge linking heaven and earth and those who were in Chalchiuhtlicue's good graces were allowed to traverse it. The other residents …show more content…

There would be no structure or life without them. “The Aztecs wanted to please the gods anyway they could, whether that be human sacrifices or rituals. Their belief was that by performing these rituals, they could avoid being harmed in any way by the gods.” According to The gods don’t necessarily control your fate but they can decide how you die or where you go once you’re dead. So with that being said if I lived in this time period and place I would do my absolute best to stay on all the gods good sides (if they have

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