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The Calpulli was the basic unit of social organization in the Aztec empire, organized around clan groups and similar work patterns. Ancient Aztecs, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient History, Aztec Empire, Inca Empire, Inca Road System, Aztec Society, Aztec Architecture

The Political and Social Neighborhoods in Ancient Aztec Mexico

The Calpulli was the basic unit of social organization in the Aztec empire, organized around clan groups and similar work patterns.

Macuahuitl - The Wooden Sword of Aztec Offensive Weapons: Macahuitl… Aztec Weapons, Aztecas Art, Close Quarters Combat, Ancient Aztecs, Aztec Warrior, Mexico Art, Mesoamerican, Inca, Fantasy Weapons

The Fearsome Close-Quarter Combat Weapon of the Aztecs

The macuahuitl was an offensive weapon used by the Aztecs in combat. Europeans called it the Aztec sword, but it was neither curved nor made of metal.

Macuahuitl - The Wooden Sword of Aztec Offensive Weapons: Macahuitl… Aztec Weapons, Aztecas Art, Close Quarters Combat, Ancient Aztecs, Aztec Warrior, Mexico Art, Mesoamerican, Inca, Fantasy Weapons

The Fearsome Close-Quarter Combat Weapon of the Aztecs

The macuahuitl was an offensive weapon used by the Aztecs in combat. Europeans called it the Aztec sword, but it was neither curved nor made of metal.

The Aztec creation myth which tells how the world originated is called the Legend of the Fifth Sun. The mythology tells a story of personal sacrifice and violent rebirth, qualities associated with Aztec society in general. Ancient Aztecs, Ancient Symbols, Ancient Art, Aztec Statues, Aztec Religion, Aztec Empire, Creation Myth, Aztec Culture, Aztec Calendar

The Creation Myth of the Aztecs

In the 16th century, the Aztecs believed their world had been created and destroyed in violence four times before and had reason to expect it again.

Tlaloc is the Aztec Version of an Ancient Pan-Mesoamerican Rain Deity Ancient Aztecs, Ancient History, Aztec Statues, Aztec Religion, Mesoamerican, Environment Concept, Gods And Goddesses, Fertility, Deities

Tlaloc the Aztec God of Rain and Fertility

The Aztec rain god Tlaloc was one of the most important in the Aztec pantheon, and distantly related to rain gods of other Mesoamerican cultures.

The Totonac city of Cempoala (or Zempoala) in Veracruz, Mexico, was a regional capital when it was visited by the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes. Ancient Aztecs, Easter Island, Conquistador, 16th Century, Art And Architecture, Spanish, Coast, America, Highlands

Why Did Cempoala Choose to Fight for the Spanish Conquistadors?

The Totonac city of Cempoala (or Zempoala) in Veracruz, Mexico, was a regional capital when it was visited by Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes.

Aztec Gods - The Top 10 Deities of Mexica Mythology Aztec Religion, Aztec Empire, Aztec Culture, Inka, Aztec Art, Mesoamerican, Native Art, Gods And Goddesses, Tattoo Ideas

The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

The top ten of the 200 Aztec gods and goddesses recognized by scholars include the most famous and important figures of the Aztec religion.

Chalchiuhtlicue was the Aztec goddess of running water as well as the patron of navigation and childbirth Ancient Aztecs, Ancient History, Art History, Aztec Art, Mexica, Prehistoric, Deities, American Indians, Old World

Chalchiuhtlicue: Aztec Water Goddess and Sister of the Rain God Tlaloc

Chalchiuhtlicue was the Aztec goddess of running water as well as the patron of navigation and childbirth

Centeotl (sometimes spelled Cinteotl or Tzinteotl and sometimes called Xochipilli) was the major Aztec god of American corn, known as maize. Map Of New York, American Corn, Pig Island, Ancient Aztecs, Aztec Art, Long Island City, Stone Sculpture, Viva Mexico, Historia

Centeotl - Aztec God of Maize with Many Natures and Aspects

The maize god for the Aztec had many aspects, one of which was Centeotl, who journeyed to the underworld and brought back good things.

Nahuatl is a native American language spoken by the Aztec/Mexica and other people of ancient Mesoamerica, still in use today by million people. Aztec Empire, Ancient Aztecs, Mexica, Things To Know, Other People, Native American, Language, History, Words

The Language of the Aztec/Mexica is Spoken Today by 1.5 Million People

Nahuatl is a native American language spoken by the Aztec/Mexica and other people of ancient Mesoamerica, still in use today by 1.5 million people.

When the Spanish arrived in the Americas, the dominant power in Mexico was the Aztec Empire, founded by the Mexica people. The Mexica arrived in central Mexico. Capital City, Maya, Anthropology Major, Aztec Empire, Ancient Aztecs, Floating Garden, City Pages, Mexica, Historia

Tenochtitlan: How Did a City in a Swamp Became the Capital of the Aztecs?

The Aztec capital city called Tenochtitlan was located a marsh in the middle of a lake surrounded by mountains—a place now called Mexico City.

Aztlán (spelled Aztlan or sometimes Aztalan) is the name of the mythical homeland of the Aztecs, the ancient Mesoamerican civilization also known as the Mexica. Jose Maria Velasco, Bradley Smith, Aztec Empire, Ancient Aztecs, Fine Art Prints, Canvas Prints, Mesoamerican, Tikal, 16th Century

Historical Evidence for Aztlan, the Mythical Aztec Homeland

Aztlan is the mythical homeland from which the Aztec/Mexica migrated to the Valley of Mexico in the 13th century.

Tonatiuh (pronounced Toh-nah-tee-uh and meaning something like "He who goes forth shining") was the name of the Aztec sun god, and he was the patron of all Aztec warriors, especially of the important jaguar and eagle warrior orders. Maya, Ancient Aztecs, Aztec Warrior, City Museum, Mexico City, Mythology, North America, Sun, Mexicans

Tonatiuh, the Aztec God of the Sun, Fertility and Sacrifice

Tonatiuh was the Aztec sun god and provided humans with warmth and fertility after a sacrifice. He also governed the fifth era of the sun.

Tlaloc is the Aztec Version of an Ancient Pan-Mesoamerican Rain Deity Ancient Aztecs, Ancient History, Aztec Statues, Aztec Religion, Mesoamerican, Environment Concept, Gods And Goddesses, Fertility, Deities

Tlaloc the Aztec God of Rain and Fertility

The Aztec rain god Tlaloc was one of the most important in the Aztec pantheon, and distantly related to rain gods of other Mesoamerican cultures.

The Aztec Empire's Society, Art, Economy, Politics, and Religion Ancient Aztecs, Ancient Civilizations, Aztec Empire, What Is Today, Native Art, Things To Know, Vintage World Maps, Religion, Politics

The Aztec Empire's Society, Art, Economy, Politics, and Religion

Whether you are a student, a tourist, or simply moved by curiosity, here you will find what you need to know about Aztec civilization.

Tezcatlipoca (Tez-ca-tlee-POH-ka), whose name means “Smoking Mirror”, was the Aztec god of night and sorcery, as well as the patron deity of Aztec kings and young warriors. Ancient Aztecs, Ancient History, Aztec Religion, Aztec Empire, Mexica, Gods And Goddesses, British Museum, Deities, Light In The Dark

Tezcatlipoca: The Aztec Lord of Smoking Mirrors

Tezcatlipoca was the vengeful Aztec god of light and dark and the patron deity of Aztec kings, associated with jaguars, obsidian mirrors, and sacrifice.