AZTECH MAJESTIC

The Aztecs - the people who inhabited pre-Columbian Mesoamerica - were far more ingenious than you think, especially in some domains, including engineering.
The Aztecs - who identified themselves with the name of mexica - arrived in the first half of the 1300s on the shores of Lake Texcoco, coming from the north. They decided to live on a small marshy island located in the middle of the lake, where they founded the great city of Tenochtitlan in 1325.
With astonishing skill, the Aztecs transformed the swampy island into a thriving city, which in its heyday had at least 200,000 inhabitants.
The Aztecs managed to cultivate the swamp thanks to the chinampa, rectangular floating gardens that they created by shoring the bottom of the lower lake with stakes, and then accumulated mud, lake sediments and decaying vegetation, until the area was filled.
Trees - usually willows - were planted on the corners of the chinampa to strengthen their structure. Around the chinampa, the canals that were created were used to ensure optimal irrigation, but also as communication and navigation routes.
Typical crops were corn, beans, amaranth, tomatoes and chili, but it also happened that only flowers were planted there.
Quetzalcoatl is a deity of pre-Columbian Mexico, patron of priests, symbol of death and resurrection, usually depicted as a Feathered Serpent, hybrid and mythical animal, which in Meso-American cultures represents the cosmic principle of duality: what crawls and what flies , gathered in the same symbol.
The deity of the Feathered Serpent has had a certain importance, both in art and in religion, for almost 2,000 years, from the pre-classical age to the Spanish conquest.
Among the civilizations, which practiced the cult of the Feathered Serpent, there are the Olmecs, the Mixtecs, the Toltecs, the Aztecs and the Maya (Kukulkan).
According to legend, the god Quetzalcoatl (Feathered Serpent) with white skin and a long beard of colored feathers, arrived on Earth with a gift for men, stolen from the gods: a cocoa tree. And men learned to grow cocoa.
Quetzalcoatl taught men to cultivate this precious plant, to reap its fruits, and to grind its seeds to create a fragrant drink, to be flavored with herbs and spices. Under the advice of the Feathered Serpent god, the rain deity Tlaloc and the fertility goddess Xochiquetzal also helped humans benefit from the fruits of the divine plant.
Human and animal sacrifices were an integral part of the Aztec religion, and the warrior's supreme pride was dying in battle or sacrificing himself as a sacrificial victim, although it was often the prisoners who were sacrificed in secondary rites.

For their manuscripts (or codices) in paper or animal skins, of which we have some examples, the Aztecs used pictography. Their complex and accurate calendar was of Mayan origin.
Ometeotl god creator

Amimit god of lakes

Atl god of water

Atlacoya goddess of drought

Centeotl god of corn

Coyolxauhqui goddess of the moon

Huitzilopochtli god of the sun

Tonatiuh sun god

Mextli god of war

Quetzalcoatl god of arts and knowledge

Tezcatlipoca god of the night, magic and deception

Tlaloc god of rain

Tlazolteotl goddess mother earth

Xipe Totec god of rebirth after death

Xiuhtecuhtli god of fire

Xolotl god of lightning

Cipactli monster in the form of a crocodile that inhabited the earth before creation

Tlahuixcalpantecuhtli was the morning star or Venus

Mictlantecuhtli king of the underground world Mictlan.
In a previous life I was an Aztec queen and I had a twin brother who was a warrior, and who I have known in my current life. It is very nice for me to remember that past life but also painful, because at the beginning my twin brother did not believe me and it was bad that he did not remember. But then thanks to dreams he realized that we had really lived in that land and we were brothers and lovers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: