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  Aztec Religion
Aztecs beliefs were based in their perception of nature, its time space, and cycles.
The two gods to whom the two most important temples in the Aztec world were dedicated were Huitzlopochtli (the supreme deity of the Aztecs associated with sun and fire) and Tatloc, the rain god, that among other things was associated with fertility.
According to the one Aztec myth, one god sacrificed himself into a fire so that he could become the sun; however once he had become the sun, he did not reappear until he was nourished with the blood of all the other gods.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/latam/aztec.html   (959 words)

 Aztec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Classical Nahuatl (also known as Aztec, and simply Nahuatl) is a term used to describe the variants of the Nahuatl language that were spoken in the Valley of Mexico -- and used throughout central Mexico as a lingua france -- at the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
In the writings of Bernardino de Sahagún, Aztec "anonymous informants" defended the practice of human sacrifice by asserting that it was not very different from the European way of waging warfare: Europeans killed the warriors in battle, Aztecs killed the warriors after the battle.
The Aztec staple foods included maize, beans and squash to which were often added chilis and tomatoes, all prominent parts of the Mexican diet to this day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aztec   (6244 words)

 The Mexica / Aztecs
But the Aztec theologians also developed the notion that the gods are best nourished by the living hearts of sacrificed captives; the braver the captive, the more nourishing the sacrifice.
The Aztec believed that the world was controlled by divine forces that were in constant conflict and opposition to one another.
Every 52 years, then, the Aztecs believed that the world was about to end and the close of the 52 year cycle was the most important religious event in Aztec life for this period was the most dangerous period in human life.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/CIVAMRCA/AZTECS.HTM   (2761 words)

 The Aztec Culture
The Aztecs were an advanced civilization that built intricate cities such as Tenochtitlan, which was their island capital.
The Aztecs were a very advanced civilization for their time and through religious beliefs, government involvement, and family life they lived a full and productive life.
Montezuma, one of the kings of the Aztec culture was an influential part of Aztec dress.
www.angelfire.com /az/atid410   (2075 words)

Just as the military élite were divided into the Eagle Warriors of the day and the Jaguar Warriors of the night, this eagle bowl is the companion to the jaguar bowl displayed at the NMAH.
While the Aztecs used such large bowls like the aforementioned eagle and jaguar bowls, they also employed the more traditional chac-mool for the same purpose.
Since almost the very inception of the Aztecs' central temple in the island of Tenochtitlan, there has been a chac-mool to receive their offerings.
members.aol.com /cabrakan/aztec2.htm   (1076 words)

 The Aztecs/Mexicas
At that time the Aztecs (who referred to themselves as the Mexica or Tenochca) were a small, nomadic, Nahuatl-speaking aggregation of tribal peoples living on the margins of civilized Mesoamerica.
The term Aztec, originally associated with the migrant Mexica, is today a collective term, applied to all the peoples linked by trade, custom, religion, and language to these founders.
Fearless warriors and pragmatic builders, the Aztecs created an empire during the 15th century that was surpassed in size in the Americas only by that of the Incas in Peru.
www.indians.org /welker/aztec.htm   (1287 words)

 Aztec Gods and Religion
The Aztecs thought that the power of the gods should be acknowledged and thanks given to them, so as to avoid the catastrophes that their rage or indifference could cause.
Huitzilopochtli is credited with inducing the Aztecs to migrate from their homeland in "Aztlan" and begin the long wanderings which brought their tribe to the Mexico Valley.
The Aztec people thought Cortes was an incarnation of Quetzalcoatl returning from the East to retake his lands as told in legend.
www.crystalinks.com /aztecgods.html   (3288 words)

 Aztec Culture
In order to build their city, the swamps and standing water around them had to be drained and artificial islands were constructed to form gardens.
However, the tribes were expected to supply the Aztecs with food, textiles, pottery and other items needed to support the nobles, priests and administrators of the city of Tenochtitlan, which numbered perhaps in the hundreds of thousands.
The fact that the Aztec conquered so many of their neighbors made them a major influence on past and modern indigenous life in the area.
emuseum.mnsu.edu /cultural/mesoamerica/aztec.html   (592 words)

 Aztec Ruins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico, was established in 1923 and covers 320 acres.
Early Euro-American settlers erroneously assumed the people who built these villages were Aztecs, hence the name of the ruins and of the modern town of Aztec.
Aztec is a multiple story building with floors suspended on huge tree members that were cleaned of bark and branches.
www.neartime.com /ruins/aztec.htm   (625 words)

 Aztec Calendar - Sun Stone
It was during the reign of the 6th Aztec monarch in 1479 that this stone was carved and dedicated to the principal Aztec deity: the sun.
Where the Aztec differed most significantly from the Maya was in their more primitive number system and in their less precise way of recording dates.
Many of the Aztecs' religious ceremonies, including frequent human sacrifices, were performed at the Great Temple, located in the center of their capital city of Tenochtitlan.
www.crystalinks.com /aztecalendar.html   (1500 words)

 Aztec Ruins National Monument
Aztec's reconstructed kiva is the largest structure of its kind in the Southwest.
Aztec Ruins National Monument is located in the Animas Valley of Northwest New Mexico in Aztec, just 75 miles east of the Four Corners.
Aztec's Anasazi inhabitants were attracted to the valley because of its location and fertile, irrigatable soil.
www.desertusa.com /azrnm/aztecnm.html   (862 words)

 Aztec Engineering Company Ltd
Aztec Engineering is one of the AZTEC Group of Companies, who have been operating as drilling contractors in Thailand since 1975.
Aztec Engineering focus on the mineral exploration, geotechnical testing, environmental monitoring, cathodic protection, blasthole and water well segments of the industry.
Aztec Engineering also assists Aztec International Ltd in petroleum and geothermal exploration and other large scale drilling projects throughout SE Asia and Australasia.
www.aztecdrilling.com   (173 words)

 Aztec Systems Inc.
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Click here to see a short video on the power and use of the portal in conjunction with Aztec's award-winning solutions support.
Aztec has created hundreds of unique solutions which deliver immediate benefits.
www.aztecsystems.com   (197 words)

 Aztec Masonic Lodge #3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Chartered as Aztec Lodge No. 108 on October, 19 1867 by the Grand Lodge of Missouri.
TheLodge Officers extend a warm welcome and invitation to any or all Freemasons who may be in the area to visit Aztec Lodge #3 at any of its events and communications.
Aztec Lodge #3 is in the Ninth Masonic District and is located in the southern part of the state,about 40 miles north of El Paso Texas.
www.zianet.com /leon   (196 words)

 Aztec Bolting Services - Torque Wrenches, Hydraulic Tensioners, Hydraulic Power Consoles & Calibration Equipment
Aztec Bolting Services' goal is to enhance your company's bolting processes.
Aztec Bolting Services provide experienced technicians and the proper tooling to handle your most critical bolting applications.
Aztec Bolting Services offer service which includes controlled bolt tightening, and stud removal becomes a breeze with our expert knowledge and equipment.
www.aztecbolting.com   (178 words)

For years, the Aztecs were comprised of nomadic and mercenary tribes who aligned themselves with local states in order to sustain themselves.
One of the greatest Aztec stories reminds us that they never forgot their destiny, that their patron and War God Huitzilopochtli would guide them in the form of a blue hummingbird.
Because of his impressive military career, he was elected by the Aztec noble council as emperor, but this would become one of the shortest reigns of any Aztec emperor, from 1481 to 1486.
members.aol.com /cabrakan/aztec1.htm   (872 words)

 Aztec Security Products/Coverpro
The Aztec Hold-It Enclosure #109 has the mount included.
Aztec also manufactures a CPU full security enclosure.
The Aztec Hold-It Security Plates/Cables (choice of adhesive — glue — drilled w/security screws), Cables, LT security clips --these are just a few of our products which can be sold in kits or individually.
www.aztec-coverpro.com   (265 words)

 TALON - A Community-Input Newspaper for Aztec, Bloomfield, Flora Vista, Cedar Hill, Navajo Dam, La Plata, New Mexico
Don Greenwood, Aztec General Services Director, explained that the temporary fence had to be put back up because people kept driving right up to the skating section and were damaging areas that are soon to be landscaped.
The Aztec Skate Park is located on the west end of Llano Street near Hartman Sports Park.
The Aztec Local News (TALON) is published semimonthly, on the 1st and middle of each month.
www.aztecnews.com   (740 words)

 Aztec Mfg - Model Railroad Track Cleaning Cars and Accessories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aztec has been machining Atlas Plug and Play N Scale diesel frames to accommodate the new MRC 0001636 decoder board and speaker assembly.
Aztec's 42nd micro brewery car featuring Roosters 25th Street Brewing Company is now available.
Aztec track cleaners were recently featured on The Train Show, a series on model railroading which airs nationally.
www.aztectrains.com   (245 words)

 Aztec Shops Corporate
Aztec Shops, Ltd., founded in 1932, is a not-for-profit corporation that functions primarily as an auxiliary of San Diego State University.
The corporation provides a diverse portfolio of commercial services including operation of the SDSU Bookstore and Aztec Dining Services on campus.
Aztec Shops also operates selected other enterprises at San Diego State and at other colleges.
www.aztecshops.com   (57 words)

 GBonline | Aztec Manuscripts
The variety of documents we encounter in the category of "Aztec Writing" includes just a couple of native paper screenfolds, and a great number of manuscripts written after the conquest by native scribes and informants.
The word Aztec was invented by a 19th century writer; perhaps the word was used to sanitize or distance the historical people from their progeny.
What follows herein is a loose aggregation of information about surviving examples of Aztec writing that follow a pre-conquest pictorial tradition, dating primarily from the 16th century.
pages.prodigy.com /GBonline/awaztec.html   (1060 words)

 Aztec Architecture
In this section, we will explain how the Aztecs built their holy temples, houses, the Emperor's palace, as well as, a very religious temple.
The Aztecs were a very religious race and strongly believed in the practice of sacrificing people to please the gods.
The cities of the Aztec empire were always wanting to make their sacrificial temple better than any other cities.
library.thinkquest.org /10098/aztec.htm   (1061 words)

 Aztec Astrologer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There are also plenty of sources on the Aztec calendar and culture in general, all of which is closely related to their astrology.
I have also begun a page of discussion about the calendar, including some mathematical details which are helpful in using the calendar.
In particular, the month should have three letters and it is important to give, for example, 1996 as the year since 96 alone refers to the year 96AD.
www.maths.utas.edu.au /People/Michael/Aztec.html   (165 words)

 Aztec Ruins National Monument - Aztec Ruins National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
In less than three decades they built a monumental “great house.” Aztec West stands three-stories high, stretches longer than a football field and once had as many as 500-rooms including a ceremonial “great kiva” over 40-feet in diameter.
Get advice for planning field trips to Aztec Ruins.
When he was only six years old, Earl Morris decided he would be the archeologist to excavate Aztec Ruins.
www.nps.gov /azru   (241 words)

 Aztec Underworld
Journey into the nine levels of the Aztec underworld and collect treasure
You stand at the entrance to an enchanted Aztec temple.
According to legend it is where the souls of ancient warriors lie - the Aztec Underworld.
www.clevermedia.com /game.cgi?aztec   (251 words)

 Aztec Marketing - travel and leisure based sales promotional and incentive marketing
Put your colleagues to the test in a team building programme to include a range of fabulously challenging activities to make the day unforgettable for all participants.
Aztec Marketing will manage your programme and take away the stress.
Aztec Marketing Solutions has never been or is in any way associated with VIP Holidays who are based in Florida.
www.aztecmarketing.co.uk   (307 words)

 Aztec UFO hoax
The Aztec UFO Hoax was the work of Variety columnist Frank Scully who was hoaxed by two con men, Silas M. Newton and Leo A. Gebauer.
Scully claimed that a UFO had landed in Hart Canyon 12 miles northeast of Aztec in March of 1948 and sixteen humanoid bodies were discovered at the crash site inside a metal disk that was 99.99 (not 100) feet in diameter.
The Aztec story was revived in 1986 by William Steinman and Wendelle Stevens in their privately-published book called UFO Crash at Aztec.
www.skepdic.com /aztec.html   (460 words)

 gallery of southwestern lands: Aztec Monument, Northern San Juan Basin, New Mexico
The pueblos in Aztec lie on the north bank of the Animas River near Aztec, New Mexico.
These structures were built around 1100, abandoned by 1150, and reoccupied by northern San Juan peoples (from Mesa Verde) during the 1200s.
The following Aztec brochure detail hails from a larger one providing the cardinal frame-of-reference.
www.ratical.org /southwest/Aztec.html   (287 words)

 Aztec Bibliography
These modern syntheses draw heavily on Spanish and Aztec sources dating to the period of the conquest.
He worked with fellow friars versed in Nahuatl and with "informants" who were from the learned echelons of Aztec society, most of whom lived in and understood the period immediately preceding the conquest.
The breadth of the work is numbing (ethnology, theology, history, plant and animal systematics, cosmology, philosophy, natural healing, mythology, etc.) and the original is liberally sprinkled with much commentary expressing a strict catholic judgement of the culture described.
www.public.iastate.edu /~rjsalvad/scmfaq/aztecbib.html   (634 words)

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