Human Sacrifice In The Aztec Religion

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Aztec Sacrifice
The Aztecs are well known for their religious practice of human sacrifice. Generally speaking, Aztec sacrifices were performed to appease the gods of the Aztec religion. Human sacrifice, in Aztec culture, was seen as some kind of repayment to the gods for their own sacrifices. It was also believed that the sacrifices were necessary for the flourishment of Aztec society. For instance, sacrifices for the sun god, Tezcatlipoca, were executed to ensure Tezcatlipoca was well-nourished and had the strength to raise the sun each morning. In other words, the Aztec believed that if they did not give human sacrifice, the world would come to an end. The sun wouldn’t rise in the morning, crops wouldn’t grow, there would be no rain, etc.

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