Aztec Mythology

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In many parts of the world, there are different myths about how the world was made or how the first humans came to be in the world. It was believed that greater beings of higher existences were the ones who made the world and humans. How were some myths different and similar to each other in a certain shape or form?
First, in the Aztec mythology, before the earth was made, the earth mother god Coatlicue made the moon and the stars. The earth mother had a daughter that was an earth goddess called Coyolxauhqui. Coatlicue found a hummingbird feather that was in a shape of a ball, and she hides it into her dress. She found out that she was pregnant, but her children didn’t like the news because they were ashamed of their mother. Her children wanted
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He made land to stand on and when he was feeling lonely he created his son and daughter who were named Shu the god of air and Tefnut the goddess of mist. Both gods were given their roles in the balance of chaos that was a form of a feather named Maat, and they gave birth to Geb the earth and Nut the sky. Geb and Nut had been together from the very beginning until Shu sent the sky god to the heavens. Geb made rain to grow plants on the earth, and she gave birth to the sun. Shu and Tefnut gave birth to more gods like Isis, Seth, Thoth, and Osiris. Autm gave birth to the first humans with his tears of joy when his missing children came back. The Egyptian gods had to uphold the balance of chaos to protect the world. The duty of the humans was to worship the Egyptian gods and develop the land for crops.
In conclusion, looking at both the myths, they both have some differences and similarities with their mythology. In Aztec, The men and women had different roles for work because the man had all the responsibilities for the family. In Egypt, the Egyptian people do the opposite, they use slaves and artisan to do their work for them. The Aztecs gods look more human than the Egyptian gods because the Egyptian gods have animal heads. The creator gods have one thing in common and that is protecting and caring for
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