Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Aztec Body Art – Tattoos, Body Painting, War Paint & Aztec Makeup

An examination of Aztec body art for decorative, religious & military purposes, including the role of tattoos, body paint & the makeup used by...

Aztec Jaguar Warrior and Eagle Warrior Knights

Aztec Jaguar Warrior & Eagle Warrior knights were part of the Aztec military elite societies, veteran Aztec warriors who had captured at least four...

The Markets of Tenochtitlan: A Vast Choice of Goods in the Aztec Capital

The Aztecs held their tianguis (markets) in Tenochtitlan every five days, selling everything from food and medicines to ornaments, tiles and woods. When the Spanish...

Black Magic and Sorcery in Aztec Mexico: The Power of Superstition

The Aztecs were obsessed with the idea of good and bad luck. No Aztec would dream of doing anything until the astrologer-priests had declared...

The Aztec Atlatl Spear Throwing Device

The Aztec atlatl spear throwing device was a ranged weapon commonly used by Aztec elite warriors. Atlatl darts could be thrown with power and...

Macuahuitl – Aztec Sword with Obsidian Blades: Mesoamerican Bladed Wooden Sword & Aztec Warrior...

The macuahuitl (maquahuitl) was arguably the most fearsome Aztec weapon. This one- or two-handed Aztec sword used obsidian blades to devastating effect on the...

Aztec Emperor Montezuma II

One of the most well known Aztec rulers in history, Montezuma II met his end in 1520 during the Spanish conquest of Tenochitlan. Originally a...

Politics and Religion in the Aztec empire: How the Aztecs Kept Control over their...

At its height the Aztec empire stretched across most of Mexico, but the rulers managed to keep control through politics, religion and an unusual...

The Aztecs: The Beginning, the raise and the fall of the Aztec Civilization

When did the Aztecs originated, how they became to be one of the most powerful civilizations of Mesoamerica and why they were conquered by...

The Age of the Fifth Sun in Aztec Mexico: Creation, Destruction and Re-creation

The Aztecs regarded their gods as ferocious, vengeful and malignant. This was why their version of how the world was created was so full...