Aztec Religion

Aztec Religion
   It is rarely in the history of the religions of the world that one is encountered which is quite so cruel and sanguinary as that of the Aztecs. To the original festivals of the agricultural deities was grafted on a superstructure of bloody sacrifice such as is without parallel. Tens of thousands of victims had their hearts cut out and thrown on the altars of various gods, or were flayed alive in order to provide garments and masks for the priests.
   Details as to the activities of the various gods and beings will be found under the following headings: Aztlan, Camaxtli, Chalchihuitlicue, Chantico, Chicomecoatl, Chicomoztoc, Cibola, Cihuacoatl, Cihuateteo, Cinteotl, Citlalinicue, Coatlicue, Ehecatl, Huehueteotl, Huitzilopochtli, Huixtocihuatl, Ilamatecuhtli, Itzlacoliuhque, Itzli, Itzpapalotl, Ixtliton, Lords of the Day and Night, Macuilxochitl, Metztli, Mictlan, Mictlancihuatl, Mictlantecuhtli, Mixcoatl, Nata and Nena, Omacatl, Omecihuatl, Ometecuhtli, Opochtli, Piltzintecuhtli, Quetzalcoatl, Tecciztecatl, Teoyaomiqui, Tepeyollotl, Teteoinnan, Tezcatlipoca, Tlahuixcalpantecuhtli, Tlaloc, Tlaltecuhtli, Tlapallan, Tlazolteotl, Tloque Nahuaque, Toci, Tonacacihuatl, Tonacatecuhtli, Tonantzin, Tonatiuh, Tzitzimime, Xelhua, Xilonen, Xipé, Xiuhtecuhtli, Xochipilli, Xochiquetzal, Xolotl, Yiacatecuhtli.

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