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Aztec Religion By: Monica Mendez Period 1, Mr. Rosen
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 TTTTlaloc was the god of rain. HHHHe 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.