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1 Aztec Alphabet By Cody Humbert

2 A Aztlan This map, dated 1847, was the map used to adjudicate the conclusion of the Mexican American War. It shows the territories once owned by Mexico before being annexed to the United States. In one location there is a citation reading "Ancient home of the Aztecs." Could this the original site of Aztlán

3 B The Aztec used this Armor to protect them during battles Body Armor

4 C Chac Mool was the god to whom the hearts of people who were sacrificed were given. Chac Mool

5 Death Whistle Archaeologists think the Aztecs played a strange sound from the “Death Whistles” before their victims were sacrificed to the gods. D

6 E The Eagle Warriors were the scouts of the Aztec Warriors. They were also very good fighters. Eagle Warrior

7 F Green, white and red stripes..Mexican flag is full of national symbolism. The green strip represents the Independence Movement. The white stripe represents the purity of the Catholic faith. The red stripe represents the Spaniards that joined in the quest for Independence and the blood of the national heroes. The emblem-shield symbolizes the Aztec heritage. Flag of Aztec

8 G The Aztecs used glyphs to write the names of people and places. Glyphs The glyph for “snake” in the Aztec language of Nahuatl is coatl. The glyph for “place abundant with” is the same as the glyph for “teeth”, or tlan. Coatlan, from coatl + tlan, means "place abundant with snakes".

9 H Huitzliopochtli was theAztec sun and war god. He is often pictured as a hummingbird or an eagle. Huitzlipotchli

10 I Itzcoatl was the fourth ruler of the Aztecs. He defeated Tepanecs and formed the empire of the Triple Alliance, or the Aztec Empire. His name means “Obsidian Serpent.” Itzcoatl

11 J Jade stone was used to make masks and figures of gods, people and animals. Jade Mask

12 K Knights Knights called the Ocelomeh, or jaguar knights, were the bravest of the Aztec warriors. They were warriors all their lives.

13 L The Aztecs believed that Coatlicue created life. She decides when the sun will come up or not.. She was scary to look at. She was the symbol of human life and nature. Coatlicue was the mother of Huitzliopochtli, the chief God of the Aztecs. Her name means “Lady of Skirt of Snakes.” “ Lady of Skirt of Snakes” - Coatlicue

14 Montezuma was emperor of the Aztecs when Cortes arrived. Montezuma M

15 N Nahuatl was the language of the Aztecs. This poem is in the Nahuatl language. It is called “Dear Mother,” or “Madrecita.” Nahuatl

16 O Ocarina An ocarina modeled after the ancient Chinese ocarinas. Made of clay, with 7 holes in front, 2 in back. Played with a flute embouchure (like blowing into a bottle). The Aztecs played music on the ocarina to make a flute sound.

17 P The Pyramid of the sun is the largest pyramid at the Aztec city of Teotihuacan. It is the largest pyramid in the Western hemisphere. Pyramid of the Sun My grandma and my cousin at Teotihuacan.

18 Q Quetzalcoatl was the god known as the “feathered serpent.” A legend says he left the Aztecs and promised to return. When Cortez arrived in Mexico, the Aztecs thought he was Quetzalcoatl. Quetzalcoatl

19 R Rain God “Tlaloc” “Tlaloc” was the Aztec god of the rain and fertility.

20 S The skull rack, or Tzompantli, was the place where the Aztecs put the heads of the people they sacrificed. The Conquistadores said there were about 60,000 skulls on the Skull Rack Main rack, and there were at least 5 smaller racks in Tenochtitlan.

21 T Tenochtitlan was the capital of the Aztec Empire. It was built on Lake Texcoco. Tenochtitlan

22 U When the Aztecs were injured in battle, they would use fresh urine to wash the wound. They used many plants and animal parts for medicine. Urine and other Medicines

23 V. Vegetables and other Foods Corn was the main food for the Aztecs. Other vegetables like tomatoes, chiles, beans, avocados, pumpkins, vanilla and even cactus leaves were eaten. If you ever ate tacos, enchiladas, tamales, tortillas, or quesadillas, or if you ever drank hot chocolate, you were eating the food of the Aztecs. They also ate dogs & birds. Mother and daughter making tortillas

24 W The goal of Aztec war battles was to capture their enemies and make them into Aztecs so they could make their kingdom bigger. War

25 X The ancient canals of Xochimilco ("place of the flowers") and its "floating gardens" ("chinampas"), were where the Aztecs grew most of their food. Boats still travel on the canals. Xochimilco

26 Y The Aztec’s year is recorded on two calendars. The xiuhpohualli, has 365 days. It describes the days and rituals related to the time for planting and harvest, and is based on the sun. The other calendar has 260 days. It is called the tonalpohualli or, the day-count. It keeps track of the religious holidays and ceremonies. My cousin Tori in front of the Aztec Calendar Stone ln Mexico City

27 Z The zocalo was the large area of open space in the middle of the city of Tenochtitlan. It was the place where the market was held and where celebrations happened. The Zocalo is still used in Mexico City today. Zocalo

28 CREDITSCREDITS Art and Script by Cody Humbert and his Grandmother Effects by Cody Humbert Assistant Producer: Cody’s Mom Music From: Mexicolore.co.uk and ollinyoliztlicalmecac.org Art and Script by Cody Humbert and his Grandmother Effects by Cody Humbert Assistant Producer: Cody’s Mom Music From: Mexicolore.co.uk and ollinyoliztlicalmecac.org


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