Aztec Describe their culture and religion? Men’s and women’s role? Shirley Lin
Religion • The bloodiest culture in history: human sacrifices
Religion • Reason: keep their gods happy • How? most of the people they sacrificed were captured from neighboring tribes -> No one wanted the Aztecs as neighbors.
Religion • Hundreds of gods and goddesses. • veryimportant • Control everything.
Religion • God of Night and all things.
Culture • Classes: common people, slaves. • Arts: poetry and songs • Death: cremated or buried.
Culture • Rich • Clothes and fans made with feathers. • Houses: stone • studied law, writing, medicine, building.
Family life • Women: married at about 16. • Man: married at about 20. • In school: -> boys: arts and crafts -> girls: learnt how to cook, sew, take care of children to raise a family.
Sources • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aztec_calendar • http://www.crystalinks.com/azteculture.html • http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-culture.html • http://www.aztec-indians.com/aztec-art.html • http://www.nettlesworth.durham.sch.uk/time/alife.html