Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Aztecs
Why did the Aztecs sacrifice human beings to their gods?
Huitzilopochtli, the main god of the Aztecs and the god of war, was bloodthirsty and he needed sacrifices to sustain him in his journey throughout the day. The Aztecs believed that if they didn't sacrifice a human then the sun would not rise the next day. ...
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Aztecs, History
Who practiced human sacrifice to appease their war god?
The Aztecs practiced human sacrifice to keep their war god Huitzilopochtli strong. ...
What did the Aztecs sacrifice?
The Aztecs sacrificed other human beings hearts, as an offering to the gods for giving the Aztecs the sun. The Aztecs believed that the sun was created by the gods sacrificing themselves to make the sun. So, the Aztecs believe that they have to repay the god with human hearts, or blood. ...
Asked in Ancient History, Aztecs
Why did the spanish kill the Aztecs?
To conquer them, make slaves of the Aztecs, and to get their gold. Also, because the Aztecs ruled much of Central America, took people as slaves, and offered them up as human sacrifices. A lot of the Native Americans helped the Spaniards to defeat the Aztecs, because they did not like the idea of being killed as a human sacrifice. Ending the Aztecs' practice of human sacrifice was the correct thing to do. Although the slavery part, and the lust for gold,...