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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