Thursday, June 23, 2022

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...

Day of the Dead is not Halloween

Unlike Halloween or All Saints Day, Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, welcomes death, embraces the unknown and laughs at the...

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...

Ancient Mexico: Olmec, Maya and Quetzalcoatl: The Quetzalcoatl Legacy from the Aztec to the...

Located in Puebla Valley in Mexico, the city of Cholula was the main worship city for Quetzalcoatl in ancient Mesoamerica. Euro-American Mormons say he...

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...

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...

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...

Aztec Food – What Did the Aztecs Eat?

What did the Aztecs eat, and how did the Aztec food supply fulfill the nutritional requirements of one of Mesoamerica's greatest civilizations? The Aztec food...