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					Aztec Religion
By: Monica Mendez
Period 1, Mr. Rosen
Aztec Gods
Aztec Gods

  Huitzilopochtli- god of war and sun
  Tlaloc- god of rain
  Quetzalcoatl- god of learning and art
Quetzalcoatl

  Once the Aztec overthrew the god
   Quetzalcoatl, he said that he would come
   back to claim the Aztec empire.
  When the Spanish conquistador Cortez
   first came to the Aztec empire, the Aztec
   thought he was god Quetzalcoatl.
  They treated him really good and gave
   him gold.
Huitzilopochtli

  Huitzilopochtli gave the Aztec the
   command that they were supposed to
   look for the sign of an eagle eating a
   snake, sitting in a prickly pear cactus.
  Wherever they found the sign, they would
   have to settle there. They took 200yrs to
   find the sign.
Tlaloc

  Tlaloc was the god of rain.
  He would provide enough rain so the
   Aztec would have enough food.
Sacrifices

  The Aztec did sacrifices to the gods so
   everything would go fine.
  To the Aztec sacrifices were essential,
   they believed that if they didn’t do
   sacrifices the gods would destroy the
   world.
Aztec Gods

  The Aztec gods didn’t look at all like
   humans.
  Aztec gods didn’t have feelings, all they
   needed was blood shed from humans to
   keep the world going.
The

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