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Legend of Tenochtitlen
One of the gods said to build a city on the spot where they see an eagle sitting on a cactis with a serpent in it's talons
Aztecs believed that gods needed to be fed all the time, if they were not the gods grew weak and this would not shine and the crops would not grow.
This stretched from highlands of modern-day Guatemala to coastal plains of Pacific Coast to tropical Peninsula rainforests.
These have busting markeplace, open air plazas, one huge pyramid, large temple and ball court
They believed they could talk to gods, they also decided when to plant crops and when people marry and to whom
Scary masks and jaguar costumes
These were worn during cerimonies to be as scary as the underworld creatures
buried dead in their homes under the floors so their ancestors could keep an eye on them.
master builders built these for both worship and homes of priets, each had a central courtyard and built ball court at the base.
used to honor gods and leaders, some up to 20 feet high, religious ceremonies held on them, religious festivals held every 20 days.
wove beautiful fabrics, made musical instruments, statues, and art that honored their gods and leaders
captured from warring tribes, cared for nobles children, cleaned house and worked in fields
used system of city-states which is a region under control of a city headed by a ruler
`strict, accused of crime have trial, small crime-hair cut short, major crime-become slave of victim
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