Variety of Jobs in the Aztecs Civilization. Kenzy, Dana , Tala. List of Aztec jobs. Rulers Warriors Priests Craftspeople Farmers Weavers. Aztec Warriors.
Variety of Jobs in the Aztecs Civilization
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The First type of Aztec warrior was the Eagle Warrior. The Eagle Warriors were the scouts of the Aztec Warriors as well as being good fighters. They were the eyes, ears, the messengers who would find the information necessary to lead and strategize an attack. These warriors often wore helmets adorned with eagle feathers and heads. They adorned their armor with feathers and carried brightly colored shields.
The second type of Aztec warrior were the Jaguar Warriors. The Jaguar Warriors were considered to be the all out fighting troops and full time warriors. The brute force of the Aztec army, they wore Jaguar skins over their heads with their faces peering out beneath the jaguar.
wove cloth and made clothing, prepared food, raised turkeys, and tapped drought-resistant maguey, a member of the agave family.
worked in the fields growing maize, beans, maguey, squash, and chilies. And when not tending their fields, men labored on state building projects and served as foot soldiers in the army.
helped their parents, aunts, and uncles to carry firewood, spin thread, and offer tortillas and incense to the gods at the family altar.
Aztec Priests come from Aztec Warrior Families, and are the people who show greater faith than their warrior brothers. They are trained to be priests in the temples, sacrificing living hearts to keep the sun moving through the sky.
Aztec priests spend their day watching the skies and awful heart sacrifices. They often took lead roles in religious ceremonies.
All Aztec priests are members of the temple-pyramids that dwarf the other buildings in the Aztec cities. Aztecs respect Aztec priests greatly, and rely upon them to predict weather and measure the seasons (both very important for farmers), while others fear and hate Aztec priests, thinking them to be savages.
The Emperor and the rest of the ruling class lived near the center of Tenochtitlan, which is the capital city. By law, the emperor and the nobility, enjoyed certain properties and benefits that are not attainable to the majority of the other citizens. According to Aztec rulers, it is mandatory that citizens pay taxes; such as, food, raw materials, and produced goods. The collectors collected these items from overpowered towns and cities, protecting their wealth for the Aztec ruling class. Back in Tenochtitlan, the emperor and the nobility wore clothes produced from the finest cotton cloth, ate their food from high-quality ceramic plates, drank and ate chocolate from the most valuable cacao beans, and lived in the most luxurious areas surrounding the sacred sectors in the center of the town