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aztec things
Updated: 2/20/2020
aztec things
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  • Huitzilopochtli
  • Huitzilopochtli was the main god of the Aztecs and the Aztecs believed he was the incarnation of the sun and fought with night to keep humans alive
  • moving again
  • the Aztecs were forced to move from place to place when Huitzilopochtli gave them a sign
  • the sign
  • After moving from place to place the Aztecs finally settled in the middle of lake Texcoco. They knew that the land was their destiny when they saw the eagle perched on a cactus eating a rattle snake
  • cactus
  • cactus
  • cactus
  • They built a city called Tenochitlan. Although they settled, they had tensions with the neighbouring societies. to make a living the Aztecs mostly became servants or mercenaries. They learned powerful traits during their migration and became ferocious warriors. The Aztecs proved that Tenochitlan was an excellent site for water trade
  • Historians believe that Tenochitlan could have more than a million people living there. they also absorbed the manners and traditions around them. their traditional society had been based of on constant movement, but after settling they began to develop a whole new different culture built on their migration, their strong beliefs and the legacy of societies
  • A few of the things that the Aztecs fasinated were the olmec, the toltec and the teotihuacan which is an ancient civilization
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