The Aztecs were polytheistic which means they worshiped many gods. There main and most powerful god was Huitzilopochtli. Huitzilopochtli was the god of war, the sun and sacrifice. The sun was one of the most important things in Aztec culture they were called the people of the sun and believed that they needed to strengthen the sun's power through rituals and sacrifices. The priest in Aztec culture were in charge of making sure the gods were happy.
Poster 1.0: the Aztecs believed that humans needed gods to survive. The gods could reward them, by bringing good crops for harvest, or punish them by sending earthquakes and floods. For these reasons, pleasing and honoring the gods was crucial in Aztec religion. 1.1: They adopted gods from other Mesoamerican groups such as Tlaloc, the rain god, and Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent. However, the most important was Huitzilopochtli, the sun god and god of war.
In 1438 AD the Inca Empire started to flourish throughout South America. Over the next 50 years it spread to places that we now know as Peru, Bolivia, northern Argentina, Chile, and Ecuador. Earlier, contemporary Andean traditions, in particular the Wari civilisation and ancient Tiwanaku civilisation, influenced the Inca religion immensely. But the Inca empire was very short lived as it only lasted from 1438 to 1532 AD, just short of 100 years.
The of use maggots to aid wound healing – known as maggot therapy (MT) or maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is a type of biotherapy that has been reported since ancient times. The Old Testament cites the infestation of a wound with fly larvae – “My body is covered with worms and scabs, My skin is broken and festering.” (Old Testament, Job 7:5, NIV Version, 1984). The benefits of this biotherapy have been recognised for centuries; Grossman states “since ancient times, fly larvae have been deliberately introduced into wounds to promote healing” (Grossman J. Flies as medical allies. The world & I. October 1994;187-193) and goes on to state that this method was practiced by aborigines in Australia, Hill people in Burma, and
The Popol Vuh is the ancient story of the creation of the Quiche Maya, who were located in modern day Guatemala. It is estimated that the Popol Vuh was written between 1554-1558 CE. The “ Popol Vuh Sacred Book of the Quiché Maya People” was translated by Allen J. Christenson and his translation gave a much clearer interpretation of the story that helps identify how both myth and reality connect. The first and only preserved copy was transcribed in Spanish by a friar named Francisco Ximenez who was serving as the Parish Priest at the time. The Original piece was written in the same form as a poem and was made into books onces it was translated by the priest.
The Aztecs began as a northern tribe whose name came from a valley known as Aztlan, which was the name of their homeland. They appeared in Mesoamerica, today known as the south central region of Mexico, in the 13th century. There, the Aztecs built their proud city, Tenochtitlan. It was the heart of the Aztec civilization. The Aztec emperor didn’t rule every city state.
In Central America following the Conquest, the Aztecs were forced to transition into Christianity and did so fairly better than expected. It can be argued that the success of Christianity is attributed to the striking similarities Catholicism and Aztec beliefs both held. The symbol of the cross for example and maternal figures extended to both cultures. When the indigenous were indoctrinated to Mother Mary they saw her a different version of Tonantzin, their own goddess of fertility. It was in this way that they could keep some semblance of their previous beliefs in contention with a forced once that was now their reality.
The Aztecs lived from the 14th to the 16th centuries in Tenochtitlan now known as Mexico City. The legend states that in the 1323 the Aztecs saw a vision of an eagle perched atop a cactus eating a snake. That was a sign to make that land their land and so they did and named it Tenochtitlan. The children had to attend school even slave children. The education taught them warfare,history,religion,citizenship and work skills.
Tenochtitlán was the capital city of the Aztec civilization. It was founded in AD 1325 by the Mexica people. This city was built on a cluster of small natural islands on Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico. The small island was gradually enlarged as Tenochtitlán grew. It became one of the largest and most powerful cities in Mesoamerica.
As a civilization in the jungle, the Maya are well known for their architecture, art, monumental sculptures, and calendars. The Mayan religious, ritualistic culture is developed and maintained in conjunction of the native people, as well as a communication and ties to the earth and sky. Understanding the Maya people and their religion is similar to understanding the geographical location of the people, and therefore their life source. There is great importance within the items that surrounded them geographically. Products or resources that sustained them as a community, or maintained their health and wellbeing, also created foundations for their religious belief system.