The Aztec Army The Aztecs, considered to be the most powerful people back in their time, were a very established civilization that worked as a group to get things done. The Aztecs (in their eyes) were very approachable people. On the other hand, in the eyes of the Spanish and the Spanish priests, they were seen as cannibals and savages due to their practices and their religious beliefs. Although, when the time came, the Aztec army was a force to be reckoned with. With hundreds of thousands of trained soldiers at the ready, it seemed as if the Aztecs were invincible when it came to warfare, but with this many troops there had to be organization within the battle, enough training prior to ensure success, enough hand-held weapons, and advanced
The battle between good and evil is cipatli versus the four gods. “Their creations would be eaten by Cipatli… The four gods attacked the sea monster and she was at last destroyed.” this is an example of good versus evil because the four gods fight an entity of evil. The task is a goal to complete the world or become the sun. “To complete the world, the great source of energy had to be created- the sun. This is the key to the cycles in the Aztec creation story.” this last archetype shows that the task for the gods is to make a sun in order to make a world for their
However, the positive contributions of colonialism, the introduction of modern technology, democracy, and Christianity, greatly outweigh its cons. Before the arrival of Spanish and Portuguese explores in Latin America in the late 1400’s, the New World was already a dangerous place. In Mexico, the Aztecs practiced human sacrifices. Amazonian tribes bitterly battled for land and resources. People died from easily curable diseases.
For example, Perseus, who lived as a son of Zeus and a princess Danae, serves its purpose of cutting a head of Medusa to offer it as a gift to Polydectes and he completes his goal by utilizing exceptional weapons from immortal gods. On the other hand, our historic sixteenth United States President from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, fulfilled his goal of preserving the Union by establishing one of his most remarkable strategy known as Emancipation Proclamation which made Union soldiers fight harder than ever to end slavery. As demonstrated, each hero had their own dissimilar purposes to pursue and accomplished their goals by Perseus borrowing the gods' superpowers whereas Abraham Lincoln simply using his advantage of wisdom and intelligence. As shown above, realistic and fictional heroes show similarities as much as differences. They share their heroic traits and undergo the process of the heroic journey while they differ in their own goals and realistic heroes do not possess any superpower compared to fictional heroes.
Foremost, During war it is okay to kill because consequently one person dying is better than multiple people dieing. The barber informs columbians in the fiction story “Lather and Nothing Else “ by Tellez Hernando that killing a warlord during war is a risk because he honors his work. as a barber” You are an executioner, I’m just a baber.” (4). Killing anyone will still make the barber a murder. The barber would of saved thousands of lives by killing the captain.
History: Aztec Life and Culture The Aztec civilization is one of the most spectacular examples of culture and art found in world history. The Aztecs were a group of American Indians speaking Nahuatl who arrived on the North American continent from the arid cactus lands of Northwest. They settled in Mexico for centuries where they were initially enslaved by the other Nahua tribes before emerging as a powerful tribe. The history of the Central Valley of Mexico after tenth century A.D. is dominated by a long tradition of tribal conflicts that led to the fall of several civilizations, replaced by subsequent Nahua tribes. The Aztecs called themselves Mexica, which was the name of priest-chief from ancient, legendary times of Mexi.
In this panel Rivera explores the culture, legends and daily lives of the Aztec people. One of the prominent feature is Quetzalcoatl flying in the sky while riding a giant serpent, where he played a major role in the Aztec world where he is regarded as the creator of mankind. Rivera also included images of the building of the great pyramids, the harvesting of maize which was a staple crop for them, weaving clothing and playing music. Diego Rivera not only celebrating the
Perseus showed medusas head and turned Atlas to stone, creating the Atlas Mountains. From then on Atlas was associated with these mountains. The most famous myth of Atlas is the Celebrated 12 Labours of Hercules. In this myth Atlas was asked by Hercules to get the golden apples from the fabled gardens. These gardens were sacred to the Hesperides and guarded by Landon, the hundred headed dragon.
Would you trust someone who kills their best friend for the good of their country or some guy who thinks they knew the leader? Exactly, you would want and trust a leader who would do anything for the good of their country. Julius Caesar was murder by Brutus and the other conspirators but they said it was for the good of Rome. Brutus and Antony both gave a speeches over Julius Caesars death to appeal to the plebeians. Brutus funeral speech was a more effective speech than Antony because his use of ethos, pathos, and logos made the plebeians focus on his words more.
Moreover, many words, phrases, and roots in the English language, as well as some others, come from Greek gods and myths. Numerous movies have been created based off of ancient Greek myths as well. However, Aztec gods, which were loyally worshipped by the Aztecs, played an incredibly large role in their society and daily lives, but were forgotten and left behind by the modern world as the Aztecs faded away. Because of this, Greek gods and goddesses have influenced the world immensely more than Aztec