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In 1521 Spanish ships were found approaching Mexico. The Aztecs knew of a prophecy that said people with fair skin and light hair will come and lead them to glory. In other words, the Aztec Men saw the Spanish as a form of gods. Unfortunately, by the time the Aztecs realized that they weren't gods, it was too late. The Spanish had already pillaged ransacked and raped them. The Spanish were conquerors, they explored new land by killing off and raping the indigenous pagan people and stole anything of value from them. The spanish were primarily interested in the abundance of gold found in Mexico's capital of the Aztec empire. Yet the Aztecs did not understand why they were interested in their gold, for the Aztecs did not posses the greed that the spanish had. Emperor Montezuma was brutally murdered by Hernando Cortes and his men. Though the Spanish insisted that he died being baptized into the catholic faith.

From that moment on, Mexico changed into what it is today. A similar fate would hit the indigenous people of North America by other Europeans in the next couple of hundred years.

Descendants of Aztecs are still around. They are known as Mexicans. Though most Mexicans are a mixture of Spanish and the indigenous people of Mexico they are none the less Aztec descendants. In very remote regions of Mexico and Central America you find the mestizo people. They look pure Indian and they only speak their own dialect. This would be the closest thing to finding indigenous people of central America The time of the great Aztec empire has long since been over. In the year 2012, there will be a cosmic alignment of our planet, the sun and our galaxy's plane. It is where the Aztec calendar ends. The Aztecs saw time as a circle that repeats itself every 5000 years. at the end of 2012 the 6th sun will start. What this all means is anyone's guess since the Spanish destroyed all documents that could have helped us understand the Aztecs mathematical and cosmic knowledge.

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When did the Aztecs die out?

The Aztecs died out in the twenty-first century

Why did the Aztecs die?


When Aztecs die?

they died 1552

What was the ruling of the Aztecs?

that everyone will die in 2012

What disease did many Aztecs die from?

Most of the Aztecs died from a disease they had never seen before, which was SmallPox. When the Spanish conquestadors came over to conquer the Aztecs, they brought over this deadly diseas that ultimately wiped out the Aztecs.

What happens when the Aztecs die?

They sacrifice them.

Why did the Aztec die out?

The Aztecs died out because of Hernando who came in with over 500 soldiers and killed off the race of the Aztecs

When did the Aztecs die?

nobody knows what time period the Aztec population had died out

How did the Spanish influence the Aztec?

The Spanish influenced the Aztecs', cause the Aztecs thought they were gods and they praised them with gifts. The Aztecs' figured out they were not gods and the Spanish turned and conquered them! Thy gave them the small pox and diseases. Which this killed many Aztecs, not the spandereds cause the spandereds already had this once and had got used to the disease. The Aztecs' have NEVER had anything like this so this made it so the Aztecs would die in a short period of time. Hope this helped:)

What did the Aztecs do all day?

Aztecs did what Aztecs did best

What did the Aztecs do in their lives?


Why did the Aztecs convert into Christians?

The spanish that visited the aztecs with cortez invaded the aztecs and the spanish took over the aztecs after they invaded mexico city the aztecs became slaves for the spaniords

How does the climate affect the Aztecs needs and daily life?

It affected their daily lives by the heat and that they will die

Did the Aztecs die of smallpox?

yes most of the Aztec died of smallpox which they got from spanish conquistadores.

Who used the Aztecs pyramids?

the Aztecs

Why did the Aztecs have a governor?

Who was the aztecs governor

Who was first incas or Aztecs?


Who was stronger mayas or Aztecs?

The aztecs

Who was incharge of the Aztecs?

who was in charge of the aztecs

What were the Aztecs called?


How did Aztecs die out?

How the Aztecs died:The Aztecs died From The spanish coming and invading their City. It is Believed they also brought small pox with them, wich helped kill the aztecs. The Spanish Killed people as they were exploring the world. End they Killed the emporer at that time too. Rumor Has it they would rape and kill thousands of women every day.

Who would win in a war the Aztecs or Mayans?

Aztecs because mayans weren't as skilled as the Aztecs

When was Aztecs made?

The Aztecs were madee in 1527

What were the names of the gods the Aztecs worshiped?


Why were the Spanish about to conquer the Aztecs?

The Aztecs had gold.

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