THE AZTECS

What did the Aztec gods do that was worth sacrificing for?

Primary Source

What the gods did that was worth sacrificing for was giving the world necessary materials. What I mean by this is the Aztec gods gave the world light, water, and saving the people on earth. I know this because in the text it says “keeping the world in light and not in the dark, giving rain, and saving the people.” Aztec religion says “Their most important act was the birth of the sun which was born from sacrifice and blood. To keep the sun revolving, so that the world did not go black, it was necessary to sacrifice humans.” Aztec religion also says “Human sacrifice was not inspired by hatred or cruelty. Instead it was viewed as a necessity, so that the people on the earth could be saved.”


Citation: "Aztec Religion." Maya Inca Aztec Religion. Yahoo.com, Web. 26 Aug. 2015.

Secondary Source

What the gods did that was worth sacrificing for was keeping the world from coming to an end. What I mean by this is the Aztecs believed they lived on the fifth, and final world. To prevent the world from coming to an end, they had to sacrifice and host a festival called “new fire”. I know this because in the text it says “The largest of the Aztec festivals was the Xiuhmolpilli, which meant "new fire". It was held once every 52 years in order to prevent the world coming to an end”


Citation: “Aztec Empire, gods,mythology,and religion." ducksters.com. Web. 27 Aug. 2015. <http://www.ducksters.com/history/aztec_empire/religion_gods_and_mythology.php>.

Primary Source 2

What the gods did that was worth sacrificing for was keeping the world intact. What I mean by this is that they created the world and humans, so to keep the world going they had to sacrifice human blood. I know this because in the text it says “The gods created the world with blood and required the sacrifice of human blood to keep it intact. One day, however, the fifth sun would meet its end in an all-destroying earthquake.”


Citation: "Aztec Mythology." Myth Encyclopedia. N.p., Web. 27 Aug. 2015. <http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Ar-Be/Aztec-