They played their music for the gods and used it to make requests such as asking the gods for rain or for the harvest to be good. The Aztecs took pride in creating a variety of beautiful pottery. Feather-workers were called amanteca. They were some of the most respected artisans in all of the Aztec Empire. They were some of the most respected artisans in all of the Aztec Empire.
In ancient Greek their architectural style which stands to represent for order, beauty and democracy. This ultimately shows their power. You can find example sin their society that helps represent that such as structures, such as temples, theatres, and stadia, which would become staple features of towns and cities, not in just in their time but also ours. Religion also played a role in their architecture, it was present in all areas of life because they believed that it would make their lives better while they were living and once they died. The ancient Greeks believed in many different gods and goddesses.
The Egyptian Empire will always be remembered because of these things that happened in Egypt. Ancient Egyptian religion wasn’t a monotheistic religion, but a polytheistic religion with rituals and offerings to their god to keep everything in place. The religion would take place in a temple(the pyramids) and the Egyptians would do their sacrifices there. The religion also had “the Egyptians made great efforts to ensure the survival of their souls after death, providing tombs, grave goods, and offerings to preserve the bodies and spirits of the deceased”(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Egyptian_religion). Religion in Egypt also made some kings a God-king which made people in Egypt treat the king very well.
As being the most remarkable civilization in the Western Hemisphere, the Maya produced an extensive range of structures, and have left a great architectural legacy that places the Maya civilization as one of the great preindustrial civilizations of the world. Maya architecture also incorporates various art forms and hieroglyphic texts. Along with their great architecture, trade was a key component of the Maya
Religion The Olmec of Mexico had multiple beliefs of religion. They built big stone temples that had walkaways through the middle of it and everyone in the village went to this temple to either trade or pray. The temple will be located near our stone heads and will be in the middle of our display, this part is important because the olmec were a very religious tribe. They made stone statues of god heads, they usually looked like cubes. These stone carvings were very important to their religion because they believed in multiple gods, these statues will be located in the middle of our display.
Scientist still do not know what they called themselves, as “Olmec” was the Aztec name which meant “Rubber people.” Due to the lack of archeological evidence to indicate their ethnic origins and exact settlement period. However, the Olmecs codify and record (a form of writing system still undeciphered) their gods and religious practices using symbols, although the precise significance of this record is jet unknown. The Olmec were undisputed masters of the early stone carving. They created stone works as scultures, large bas-reliefs, monumental architecture stepped pyramids, large-scale funerary features, and many other forms, more than 200 massive pieces have been documented in the low-lying river valleys of southern Veracruz and Tabasco. Most of these Olmec stone masterpieces were carved from giant basalt boulders founded in the volcanic uplands near the Tuxtlas Mountains, and then
About 2,000 years ago in middle America, the Mayan civilization was starting to appear. In the following years, this civilization proved to be one of the most influential and successful ones at the time, as well as being influential in the fields of science and astrology and astronomy. Their influences are still felt today and are still a part of the world right now. One of the first and most prominent civilizations in Middle America has always been the Mayans. The Mayan civilization lasted many decades and continues to be influential to the people of central America and the world.
Both cultures beliefs were centred around their gods. For this reason, most of their architecture had some sort of religious background. The Egyptian, as well as the Mayan built pyramids; although their intention of use differed. The purpose behind the Egyptians pyramids were to be used as burial sites for pharaohs and the royal families. In the other hand, the Mayans constructed pyramids for sacrificial purposes, as well as for worshiping gods.
Along with Brazil, Mexico has demonstrated a similar phenomenon, amongst the Nahuatl-speaking locals. It is another Virgin Mary figure which was discovered on a sacred Aztec site. The statue is commonly referred to as Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe, pictured below), however the indigenous people call her Tonantzin, after an indigenous goddess of the earth. Asides from religious figurines, there are many buildings in Latin America which are known to be influenced by the colonisation which are religious sites, most often churches. The increase in the number of churches in Latin America is another sign that religion took a large part in changing Latin American society and lifestyle.
The Mayan civilization was considered to be one of the most advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica. They had a structured belief system of polytheism in which their livelihoods revolved around. This idea of greater beings drove the Mayans to create enormous advancements in sciences, technologies, arts, religious practices, warfare and human sacrifice, as they wanted their deities to remain content resulting in joyful everyday life, complete with good harvest and altogether happy communities. The Mayans were extremely advanced mathematicians using a numerical system that contained the value “zero”. Their people had created two different systems to log numbers.