Archive for May 7th, 2010

The Aztec religion was important to the Aztecs because that was the way they lived. Their  Gods were the god of  sun the rain god the god of maize and the war god , they believe that the gods were their leaders and they believed that they made their world and made their people.

They sacrificed people to honour their gods by bringing them up to a temple and taking parts of their bodies out.

We made a temple for our project. Why not listen to our podcast!





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This week we are blogging about Aztec Gods, Religion and sacrifice. This was very important in the Aztec world. The Aztecs had many beliefs about their gods. They believed the sun fought darkness every night and rose to save mankind. They believed the earth was flat. They believed that if they fed the sun blood, it would rise. They also believed in 13 heavens and 9 hells.

The Aztecs honoured their gods by sacrificing people. To learn about how the Aztecs did this, our group (Ashleigh, Nadja, Callie & Nicole) made a sacrifice scene. We  chose this because it looked interesting. We made the model with cardboard boxes and paint. A heart sacrifice is done before the altar of an earth or underworld deity with a ferocious image. The sacrificial priest wears black body paint. Below, two worshippers carrying white incense pouches pierce their tongues and ears with large bone awls. On their right, a ball of copal burns above an offering of paper. 

We recorded our work by putting up blogs and writting newspaper reports. We learned about the Aztec life. It was enjoyable and fun!

By Nadja & Callie 🙂

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Religion was important to the Aztecs because to keep their Gods happy. 
There was the sun God, their also was the God of rain and the God of war and the God of maize .
They believed that if they made human sacrifices they would get what they wanted .
They made human sacrifices to honour their Gods .
We made a Aztec temple .
We chose this because it looked the most fun to make .
We made the model with cardboard and tape .
We used cardboard and tape to make the aztec temple in the classroom and we did used them materials because they would work to make the Aztec temples .
The difficulties that occured is the shape of the temple and that would have been the difficulties that the Aztec people would have encounterd.
By Reece & Conor

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The Aztec sacrificed people to keep the gods happy, the god of sacrifice was called Gyaaqyugy.

Other gods were Atlacoya, Citlalicue, Cipactonal and there main god was called Tezcatlipoca he was the god of Sun he was one of the most important gods in Aztecs history so to was the god of water Oiries .  

We enjoyed the topic of Religion and sacrifice because it was a very interesting topic, I wouldn’t like to be an Aztec child back then because they had no technology and the food had poor quality and there was droughts so water wasn’t always around.

By Dean & Jack Fn

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