The Aztecs

The Ancient People

Aztecs Food

The Aztecs food is mostly hunted animals or insects/herbs. They didn't have any cows,sheep or goats so they hunted stuff. Here is a passage about it:



The Aztecs did not have cows, sheep, or goats. They grew chili peppers, corn, tomatoes, beans, and squash on the floating gardens they built on the marshy waters. Their food was very spicy. They put chili into almost everything. They made stews and tortillas and stuffed flat breads. They sweetened their food with honey. They hunted ducks and turkeys and all kinds of water fowl and birds. They fished. They collected eggs and edible flowers. They ate insects, like grasshoppers, lizards, frogs, salamanders, and ants. They skimmed an algae off the lake that they made into something that tasted rather like cheese bread. They ate beans with nearly every meal as they understood that beans were good for you (beans are high in protein). The Aztecs made a chocolate drink out of the cocoa bean.

These foods were available to the rich. The poor, however, rarely ate much of anything except vegetables and grains.



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Aztec Religion

Aztec Religion is very important because they would sacrifice someone every day. According to the Aztecs it took 5 tries for the Gods to make the world. The military conquest and ritual sacrifices were all related, and in a great part focused on helping Huitzilopochtli keep the sun strong so that disaster could be averted every 52 years.
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