It was to control the populations.
It was to appease the gods.
Because they needed the soil to be more humid.
It was simply a part of the long cultural tradition of human sacrifice.
It's a legend that tells how all gods sacrificed themselves so that mankind could survive.
It's a legend about how there used to be 5 suns.
It's a legend about how there used to be 5 moons.
It's a legend about the Aztec people's first ancestor.
It was like a debt payment
It was a plant
It was a mythical being
It translates into the sun
As people who gave their service.
As god's children.
Butterflies and hummingbirds.
By participating in sporting activities.
By walking naked in the city.
By offering maguey thorns, blood from their tongues, ear lobes, and genitals.
By challenging the greatest warrior in the tribe.
As malevolent supernatural forces.
As sins that could turn into something else later on in life.
As a sign of character.
It is a war against the conquistadors.
It a war that lasted for 5 years.
It is an act of ritual between the cities of Aztec triple Alliance.
It is a war against other tribes.
A series of droughts and famine, which caused many deaths within the Mexican highlands.
A series of unfortunate foreign invasions.
Aztec enemies, people chosen to be sacrificed, and people embodying the gods themselves.
Aztec war prisoners.
People from neighboring tribes.
Sick and weak people.