Mexica (Aztec) Religion



The Mexica religion thrived in and around what is actually known as Mexico City, and what was known then as Mexico-Tenochtitlan, between its official foundation in 1325 and its fall after the invasion of the Spaniard and Indigenous alliance in 1521. The Mexicas built and developed a highly complex system of values, symbols, and rituals that ruled daily life of commoners. The religion was also deeply intertwined with the tlahtoani (Mexica ruler) legitimation and Mexica territorial expansion. Mexica religion was in many ways an heir of a very long Mesoamerican religious tradition. This complexity is particularly observable in its ritual calendars, feasts, prayers, religious architecture, specialists (tlamacazqueh), and deities (teteo).
Date made available2022
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia
Date of data production2 Sept 2022

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