The Aztec were an overlooked civilization. Their brutal traditions of human sacrifice overshadowed many of their endearing qualities. People usually consider the Aztec to be a violent, bloodthirsty, and malevolent
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Word! The ocean is in serious trouble and it’s all our fault. There is an entire world under the sea and we are ruining it. The ocean is so important to earth and if we destroy it I don’t think mother nature will be too happy. Don’t quote me on this but my aunt told be about how mass fish farming is pumping tons of icky chemicals into the ocean. I…Read More
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Your topic is extremely important. So many people don’t realize the harm they are doing to the environment by choosing to eat meat. It is truly one of the most terrible things we are doing to our plant. Human and earth sustainability does not include industrial meat farming. I don’t know if this would help or not but food that goes uneaten…Read More
The Aztecs believed that every 52 years, one full cycle of their solar year, the world would end and in order to prevent that from happening they preformed Toxhiuhmolpilia, the New Fire Ceremony. They considered7 Comments
Hey, sweet stuff you got here, definitely a lot more interesting and epic than most of the research papers out there… literally. I’ve never even heard of this crazy fire ceremony stuff, but learning about it makes me really glad that I wasn’t born at this time in an area ruled by the Aztecs, because they’re psycho and I don’t think I would have survived. Hearing about gruesome sacrifices really makes a person respect the little things in life, like microwavable pancakes and faucets. But seriously, I’ve never heard of this and look forward to learning more about it.
Toxhiuhmolpilia is something that I have never heard of before, and is quite an interesting aspect of the Aztec culture. I really enjoyed reading about how their beliefs on the world were displayed, like this ritual that is held in order to prevent the world from ending. The description you have is very detailed and very alluring to any kind of reader. Well done!
Andreas commented on the post, How did Vikings have an Influence in Medieval Europe, and in the World Today?
I’ve never thought of the viking’s influence on the things you mentioned. It’s very interesting and there is a lot to be said about vikings as a whole. I think you picked an awesome topic to research. Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton is a more realistic version of the story Beowulf. Crichton does a really good job of giving an accurate…Read More
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Andreas, what an interested topic you’ve picked. I really enjoyed reading about the Aztec culture. The idea that the Aztecs believed the world would end was always known to me. But, I didn’t know they tried to prevent the world from ending. That ceremony seemed intense and their beliefs as well. I would love to hear more about it thanks for sharing