A life of an Aztec

What an Aztec eats

When an Aztec plants corn, they soon ground it into flour to make tortillas. Beans are corn stone of the Mexican diet. The most basic thing an Aztec ate was chillie, lime, tomatoes, potatoes, cashews, sweet potatoes, and chocolate. For their protein they ate turkey eggs, dogs, ducks, and deer.

Alphabet and Language

The Aztec alphabet wasn't really written in alphabet but a series of glyphs. The Aztec alphabet, in the sense of each symbol representing only a sound, was an introduction by the Spanish. Classical Nahuatl is the name of the language that was spoken by the people of the Aztec empire.

How an Aztec dresses

Aztec clothing was generally loose fitting and did not completely cover the body. Aztec clothes were generally made of cotton (which was imported) or ayate fiber, made from the Maguey Cactus (also called the Century Plant or American Aloe). Women would weave the fibers into clothing, a task girls were taught as young teenagers.

Who are were the Aztecs?

The Aztec people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico. From their magnificent capital city, Tenochtitlan, the Aztecs emerged as the dominant force in central Mexico, developing an intricate social, political, religious and commercial organization that brought many of the region’s city-states under their control by the 15th century.

Games And Activities

Ullamaliztli, the famous Aztec ball game, was played on a tlachtli ball court (the game is sometimes referred to as Tlachtli). The ball court was one of the first things built when the Aztecs settled a new area, making it the most important of the ancient Aztec games. After the ball game, the Aztecs would bring a fan to keep themselves cool. They were created with beautiful bright colored feathers.

Aztec tradition

There was little Aztec activity that did not involve appeasing, worshiping or obeying multiple gods. When an Aztec gets married, after the wedding the bride and the groom confined to a bedchamber for four days spent in prayer, leaving only to offer sacrifices at the family altar. If they had a son, the son was born to become a warrior.

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