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Tlaloc – Aztec God of Rain and Earthly Fertility
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The Aztecs associated the cycle of rain with agriculture, land fertility, and prosperity. This is why Tlaloc, the god of rain, enjoyed a prominent place ...

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Tezcatlipoca – Aztec God of Conflict and Change
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As many civilizations did, the Aztecs created their own myths, filling them with stories of powerful gods that played significant roles in everyday life. ...

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Aztec vs Maya Calendar – Similarities and Differences
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The Aztec and Maya people are the two most famous and influential Mesoamerican civilizations. They shared many similarities as they both were established in ...

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How Important Was Human Sacrifice to the Aztecs?
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The Aztec empire is famous for many things – its thunderous conquest of Central America, its fascinating religion and culture, its enormous pyramid temples, ...

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The Aztec Calendar – Importance, Use, and Relevance
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The Aztec or Mexica calendar is one of several prominent Mesoamerican calendars. However, as the Aztec empire was in its heyday at the time of the arrival ...

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Interesting Facts About the Aztecs
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The history of the Aztecs is a history of a glorious development of a group of people into a bustling civilization. The Aztec Empire encompassed Mesoamerica ...

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Mictlāntēcutli  – The Aztec God of Death
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Mictlantecuhtli is one of the principal gods of the Aztecs and one of the strangest characters in the world’s many mythologies. As a god of death, ...

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Huitzilopochtli – The Aztec Sun and War God
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For most of Aztec history, Huitzilopochtli was worshipped as the patron deity of the Aztec empire. In his name the Aztecs built gigantic temples, performed ...

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The Aztec Empire – Rise and Fall of One of Mesoamerica’s Greatest Civilizations
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The Aztec empire was one of the greatest cultures and civilizations of Central America. One of the two most famous Mesoamerican cultures, together with the ...

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Kukulkan – The Plumed Serpent of Mesoamerica
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Kukulkan is simultaneously one of the best-known and the most mysterious deities of Central America. The main god of the Yucatec Maya in the Yucatan ...