The Aztec Religion: Sacrifices
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Aztec religion was based on their Gods, who all sacrificed themselves to be a sun for the humans
The Aztec people believed that they needed to sacrifice themselves to return the favour to the Gods.
Sacrifice was a very important tradition, and the Aztecs would usually sacrifice prisoners of war and slaves
Between 1000 and 25,000 sacrifices were made each year!
Because this was such a big tradition in society, the people would all watch the sacrifices taking place
In the sacrifices, the priest would stab the chest and take out the heart. The heart would then be placed in a stone vase or the priest would eat it
After the sacrifices were executed, the corpse would be beheaded. It would then be rolled down the temple stairs
The reason behind all of this was the Aztecs strict religion. They felt that if they didn't sacrifice themselves like the Gods did, the sun wouldn't rise again.
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