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Why did the sacrifices have to involve cutting open people ?

Why did the scarifies have to involve cutting open people and why did they have to sacrifices people? They thought that the sacrifices would help the gods and penetrate there power. Like sun god to light the world he needed sacrifice blood. The power of the sun god was too keep the sun revolving and he could only do that with blood from the Aztecs. They thought the sacrifices were completely necessary for the gods “Lord of Duality” and “ Lady of Duality".

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Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca


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Why did they worship those gods ?

Why did the sacrifices have involve cutting open people and why did they have to sacrifices? Huitzilopochtli was the god of sun and fire.

Huitzilopochtli is a warrior, armed the with the ferocious Xiuhcoatl ("Fire Snake"). The temples were slip in half one half was dedicated to Huitzilopochtli, the other half to Tlaloc the god of rain. Since war is called in atl in tlachinolli ("the water, the fire” ).

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Huitzilopochtli

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Why did they sacrifice people.

Why did the sacrifices have to involve cutting open people and why did the y have to sacrifice people?

So the Aztecs had to find the special precious substance in the hanuman body, cut the person open and lit the gods feed on it. They worshiped those gods because they thought they made all of their natural resources. The story of the sun god teals why they worshiped him and the reason of the blood is so the sun god can pervade sun light.

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