On an altar at the top of a giant stone pyramid.
At the top of a mountain, where the victim would freeze to death (many such sacrifices are found perfectly preserved by modern hikers).
On a wooden boat, torched and set adrift. The victim would be chained to the hull to prevent jumping overboard.
A mass sacrifice was held of up to 1,000 war captives and hundreds of Aztec infants. The people rekindled their hearths and began a public bloodletting ceremony, in which the participants drank each other's blood to signify the beginning of a new life.
Priests lit a sacred fire in the chest cavity of a sacrificial victim. The people rekindled their hearths and began feasting.
The people observed a four-day period of fasting, during which they could eat absolutely no food. Violence plagued the Aztec cities as hallucinating people walked the streets, oftentimes murdering one another and eating the flesh for their intense hunger.
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Juan Ponce de León