The Aztec

Learn about the Past!!!

Who are the aztec

The Aztec are a tribe who originated in the 13th century in southern Mexico. They were highly accomplished in agriculture and trade.They were the last of the great Mesoamerican civilizations they were also known for its art and architecture.

Culture

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Religion

The Aztec's believe in polytheistic ( worshiping more than I god) they believe in the sun god and moon good etc. The Aztec also strongly believe in human sacrifices. They thought that the gods need human blood to have good crops, weather etc.


The fall of the aztects

Montezuma the second was the last Aztec Emperor his downfall was by the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes. When Cortes arrived the emperor welcomed him giving him gold and other gifts because he thought he was a god. But Cortes wanted more so he captured the emperor and accidentally brought the disease smallpox to the Aztecs. The battle was quick thanks to the conquistadors advanced weapons, resulting in Montezuma's death and the fall of the Aztec Empire.