Incas were ruled by an established government ; Mayas were ruled by kings and priests. The Mayans and the Aztec both built great cities. They both were located in present day Mexico. They also Worshipped many gods. Aztec fell to Spanish invaders ; Maya disappeared back into the jungle, the maya lived much earlier than the Aztecs ; Also the Maya civilization lasted longer.
To the Aztecs, warfare was a very sacred ritual. They often fought with wooden swords. Instead of focusing on killing their captives, they mainly focused on wounding to misleading captives to sacrifice them to gods. After warfare, they forced their captives to pay tribute or taxes. Now that we’ve discussed warfare, how were they spiritually?
The council was headed by the prime minister and he served as the chief executive of the government and a bureaucracy. The most significant government officials were the tax collectors. The tax collectors collected tribute and used military action against those who failed to carry out their tribute. The Inca civilization state like the Aztecs was a monarchy and they were ruled by a leader known as the Sapa Inca. The Sapa Inca had several officers who were most of the time relatives.
The bright colors, the altars, the skulls and skeletons all form into Its indigenous origin comes from an Aztec tradition that honored the dead for an entire month. Even when the Spaniards tried to stop this tradition it found a way to continue and thrived. Day of the Dead may have started in Mexico but it has spread to other Latin countries and up North to the United States. Although Day of the Dead began as a religious celebration it has become a spiritual celebration that people of different cultures can participate in. In pop culture there have been two movies that have brought attention to Day of the Dead as of recently.
The Aztecs migrated to the shores of lake texcoco. To the people living in the valley they were disliked because they pushed others out of there way. The aztecs took over the people living in the valley and beyond. By 1434 were demanding tribute and military support from everybody they conquered. The aztecs believed in many gods and were recognized by a cycle of festivals and ceremonies that involved feasting, dancing, and sacrificing.
Decorations include bold designs made from feathers, furs and pendants. The rich are draped in flashy jewelry such as unisexual earrings, bracelets and necklaces that are fashioned from gold. Headdresses, which are usually not for every day use, (ornaments included a variety of objects that the Aztec people would procure from shells and all kinds of colors to metals, feathers of local birds and beads or precious stones.) are worn for special ceremonies. For example, superior warriors called Jaguar Warriors are prized with feathered helmets that distinguish them for their bravery and skill (take
Lake Texcoco had flooded the capital city.. After some brief and violent contact in 1517, a Spanish force under Hernan Cortes arrived in 1519 to completely subjugate the Aztecs. After war and disease swept the empire, it fell in 1521.The Incas were a well civilized race,. The man who conquered this fierce tribe was Pizarro.. Before Pizarro arrived a great civil war had occurred, leaving the Inca military weak, which made it easy for Pizarro to destroy them Pizarro ordered that his body be dismembered to stop any further inca resistance.The incas bribed Pizarro with a room filled with gold for Atahualpa, however once Pizarro received it he still ordered that Atahualpa to be
The cultures presented in the lecture: Incas, Mayan and Aztec all had fascinating features, some alike and some different. All three cultures depend heavily on agriculture so they all invented different farming techniques that worked best for their geographic locations. The Inca located at the center of modern Peru where the empire hugged the slopes of the mountains in South America came up with terrace farming to maximize their land usage. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Mayan were lucky enough to have flatter land where they can just burn down forests to plant crops. Out of the three cultures, I find the Aztec the most fascinating because they built floating gardens instead of having the garden on flat land.
K’awiil began his reign in 734. As the 27th ruler, he expanded Tikal territory and ordered the construction of great buildings and architecture, some of which have lasted to this day. He gave the city-state it’s power back by defeating the ruler of El Peru in battle and later capturing the king of Naranjo. K’awiil’s rule ended in 746 with his death. Lady Six Sky became queen in 682 AD.