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31: Aztec Religion
Aztec Religion At the time of the Spanish conquest, the religion of the Aztecs was polytheistic, based on the worship of a multitude of personal gods, most of them with well-defined attributes. Nevertheless, magic and the idea of certain impersonal and occult forces played an important role among ... as a whole would not admit that their local god was subject to any other or that he was only an attribute of a superior being. An exception to this generalized thought was Huitzilopochtli, the Aztecs' own tribal god, and other deities associated with him in the national myths kept alive by Aztec pride. In later legends this god is associated with the creation of the world, occupying a space similar ...
32: Exploration of the New World
... Spaniards decided to conquer these cultures. The first of the conquests began in present-day Mexico in 1519, when Hernando Cortes and his army arrived and systematically began to conquer the advanced civilization of the Aztecs. This was followed by numerous other conquests of the other major civilizations (e.g. the Incas and the Mayans) in the Americas by the Spanish. Conquering these cultures yielded a wealth of Indian treasure which ...
33: Egyptian And Mexican Pyramids
... Hunahpu and Xbalanque are among the most interesting mythical characters. One of the most crucial gods was Tlaloc, who was worshiped in various guises by the culture of Teotihuacan, the Toltec of Tula, and later Aztecs. The Maya received the cult of Tlaloc during the 4th century more or less. The Cauac Monster, also known as the Witz monster, is a dominant supernatural concept in Maya religion, as are caves, cenotes ...
34: Constantinopolis
... stone and adobe. These cultures were already in decline by AD 1300; a number of impressive cliff dwellings and other villages remain as significant monuments. See Native Americans. The Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés encountered the Aztecs in 1519 and within two years had destroyed their capital city, Tenochtitlán, where Mexico City now stands. But he passed over the nearby center of the older Teotihuacán culture (100 BC-AD 700), which has ...
35: Latin American Chage
... privilege remained. It is easy to see many of the aforementioned legacies in Present day Mexico. When excavating for the subway system near the cathedral square of the colonial capital the Great Temple of the Aztecs was unearthed. The juxtaposition of ancient religious structures is typical of the religion practiced by many Mexicans today. While they might be singing Catholic hymns there might be Indian icons or dances associated, and certain ...
36: Slavery
... that slaves had to deal with. When the Meso American, or the Middle American natives first encountered the Europeans, they were very familiar with slavery. Among the most advanced civilizations in Central America was the Aztecs and Maya. In these places slavery, although not necessary, was common. The Aztec used the the same methods for getting slaves as other cultures. Slaves were prisoners of war, criminals, debtors, and poor people selling ...
37: Mercantilism Helped To Shape The American Nation
... the West Indies. The focus of expansion now shifted to the New World. The Spanish began to establish colonies with the hope of turning a profit. In 1521, Hernando Cortez, another Spanish explorer, conquered the Aztecs in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City). He later conquered the rest of Mexico, including the Mayan people. The Spanish also colonized Florida and claimed all the land west of the Mississippi River. Most of the conquered natives ...
38: Convince Me There Is A God
... Jesus will come out of the sky with an army of angels and the battle of Armageddon will kill everyone on earth except Jehovah s Witnesses. Do you believe this solemn teaching of their church? - Aztecs skinned maidens and cut out human hearts for a feathered serpent god. What s your stand on invisible feathered serpents? - Catholics are taught that the communion wafer and wine magically become the actual body and ...
39: Day Of Dead
... traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family, and friends. To begin, the historical roots of this celebration date back to the pre-Hispanic cultures of Meso-America of the indigenous people, especially the Nahua (Aztecs, Mayans, Toltecas, Tlaxcaltec, Chichimec, Tecpanec) and others native to Mexico more than 3,000 years ago. Life was seen as a dream. It was believed that only in dying, a human being was truly awake ...
40: Spanish Conquistadors: Heroes or Murderers
... anywhere near the intensity of the Indians of the Americas. What has been lost may never be restored. The current inhabitants of the Americas do not have the same respect as the Incans or the Aztecs or the Pueblos. Instead of paying tribute to the environment the Spanish paid tribute to the King or the Queen and God. In turn the Spanish demanded that the American Indians pay tribute to themselves ...

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