the aztec

the death whistle and warriors

aztec time

the death whistle

Some experts have said that the Aztecs likely used the noise to help people’s souls travel to the afterlife when they were sacrified in front of square temples (illustrated), but the whistles may also have been used by warriors to intimidate enemies at the beginning of battle.
so aztec thought that when they kill someone they would have to blow the death whistle to travel the soul.


The finding suggests that the whistles were linked with the wind god Ehecatl (illustrated) and the wind and Mictlantecutli (death). His temple was built as a cylinder in order to reduce the air resistance and was sometimes portrayed with two protruding masks through which the wind blew.


The highest rank was Jaguar and Eagle. They were ranked by animals.

Their wood helmets pictured their animal rank. They wore feathers for higher rank on their helmets. The higher the rank the fancier the helmet. They also carried flowers.spear was a command weapon use by aztec.


DURING TOXCATL FESTIVAL, A PERSON SACRIFICES HIS LIFE AND HIS HEAD IS SEPARATED FROM HIS BODY BEFORE BURYING. THE WHISTLE HE USED IS ALSO BURIED WITH HIM.

THE SOUND IS SO SPOOKY AND FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T HEARD IT TILL NOW, IT’S A MIX OF AN ANIMAL SCREAMING IN PAIN AND SPEED WIND.


Some sounds are specially designed for warfare whereas some sounds are designed for religious purposes. Have you ever heard of Death Whistle? As the name itself suggests, this whistle was used by Aztecs when they were approaching enemies in. war and this sound is very popular all over the South America some time back.



warrior

The highest rank was Jaguar and Eagle. They were ranked by animals.

Their wood helmets pictured their animal rank. They wore feathers for higher rank on their helmets. The higher the rank the fancier the helmet. They also carried flowers.the best weapon for the aztec was macahuit.