Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts About AZTEC WARRIORS



The Aztec Empire started sometime around the mid-1350s in what is now Mexico. It was a three city-state which, at its height, had a population of 5 million people. Its capital city, Tenochtitlan (which is today Mexico City), had a population of 200,000. Their culture was complex and rich, with a strong economic system. They created the 365 day agriculture calendar. The Aztecs also had a fierce army that helped feed their bloodthirsty culture.

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10. They Preferred to Capture, Not Kill
9. They Practiced Human Sacrifice with Their Captives
8. The Dreaded Macuahuitl
7. Their Version of the Afterlife was…Different
6. Every Male was Trained for War
5. Levels of Aztec Warriors
4. They Employed Psychological Warfare
3. The God of Fire and Wisdom, Huehueteotl
2. Xipe Totec, and Still More Brutal Rituals
1. The Downfall of the Aztecs

Source/Further reading:

http://www.legendsandchronicles.com/ancient-warriors/aztec-warriors/

http://www.ancient.eu/Aztec_Sacrifice/
http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-flower-war.html
http://www.history.com/topics/aztecs/videos/aztec-sacrifice

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http://www.aztec-history.com/ancient-aztec-weapon.html
https://books.google.ca/books?id=AGtfQgAACAAJ&dq=M%C4%81cuahuitl+horse&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjNmbXz1bnOAhVLox4KHXPjCacQ6AEIIzAB

http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/ask-experts/what-did-ordinary-people-turn-into-in-the-afterlife
http://www.aztec-history.com/ancient-aztec-religion.html
http://teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/units/1994/3/94.03.03.x.html
http://www.warriorsandlegends.com/aztec-warriors/aztec-warrior-training/
http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/aztefacts/highest-rank-in-the-army
https://books.google.ca/books?id=IRdJDAAAQBAJ&lpg=PT118&dq=The%20Shorn%20Ones%20step%20back&pg=PT118#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://books.google.ca/books?id=ZseasJq3WzEC&lpg=PA201&ots=-9f3XmA1Z4&dq=aztec%20jaguar%20warrior%20helmet&pg=PA201#v=onepage&q=aztec%20jaguar%20warrior%20helmet&f=false
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,849506,00.html
https://books.google.ca/books?id=SCouMhrlDzYC&lpg=PA211&ots=yF2pIZka3O&dq=Huehueteotl%20hooks&pg=PA211#v=onepage&q=Huehueteotl%20hooks&f=false
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Xipe-Totec
http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/gods/god-of-the-month-xipe-totec
https://books.google.ca/books?id=7M1o9g8MARgC&lpg=PA121&ots=FpiyA26nT4&dq=Gladiatorial%20sacrifice%20aztec%20left%20handed&pg=PA121#v=onepage&q=Gladiatorial%20sacrifice%20aztec%20left%20handed&f=false
http://www.aztec-history.com/aztec-flower-war.html
http://www.history.com/topics/aztecs

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20 thoughts on “Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts About AZTEC WARRIORS

  1. Mike Lcml5c February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Don't know who was worse the Aztecs or Cortes and company. I mean sure human sacrifice is bad but, look at how the Spanish used their overwhelming forces along with disease. Like I said i'm not sure which was worse. I don't think the Spanish fully knew they were responsible for carrying disease. Plus they were blinded by greed. They even said so .

  2. Kyler Rogers February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I would like to see the Aztecs go against modern military. The Aztecs wouldn't stand a chance against automatic weapons, tanks, battleships, submarines, vehicles with guns on top, airplane fighters, helicopters with miniguns, aieral bombs, war heads, atomic bombs, snipers, regular military soldiers armed with m4 carbines, side arm pistol, walky talkies, night vision scopes or regular scopes, knifes, bullet proof vest, grenades and suppressors. Anything you can think of that are modern American military has today will defeat the Aztecs. All the Aztecs have are animal costumes, Macuahuiti, obsidian knifes, and I believe they had shields. They don't have bombs, airplanes, guns or even real metal swords. Our United States military will annihilate them and their cities. I think the cities and structures that they built are still there in Mexico till this day. If the Aztecs like blood, then are bullets will show them their own blood. Their land, Their blood!

  3. Cosmo Ruckaz February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    woop woop!

  4. Chicago Savage February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Still not as savage and devilish as white people.

  5. boawesomeness the awesome February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    so… aztec warriors were furries… huh

  6. Juan Aldaba February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    The Aztecs used to take baths something still non existent in Europe!!!😂

  7. Bud Green February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    wow, facts spoken from an outside source, even a heavy accent. #7 was the best fact. lol too bad what is considered fact is void of evidence. priest were telling all these stories? i am a mexika, and we did not stop doing any of the rituals. this is truly non facts about the invasion of this continent. we were here first. the continent is anahuak! if you knew the language, the lies would be obvious. but speaking english or Spanish on this continent is speaking or thinking in European. thats a fact. time will tell a better story.

  8. Grayson Sanders-Kearney February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I thought they turned into allies with the spaniards

  9. Angel Five February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Evil as F😕

  10. Victor Uribe February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    U should make another video about amazing facts. Our engineering was amazing and we perfected water systems and new about water pressure. Not to mention we actually bathed and had sinks to clean ourselves not how we are depicted

  11. balls deep February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    they never mention how insanely advanced they were in mathematics and physics

  12. Esteban Morales February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Pagan savages who were mercifully wiped out by a few hundred Spaniards with better weapons. The fact that they had no way to deal with what was a common disease in Europe only proves that they were not as advanced as everyone thinks. It's like the Egyptians, thousands of years ago they were a great people and now they are at best third world.

  13. CatsForTheCatGod February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Right hand side of the thumbnail – is that a JoJo's reference?

  14. StopFear February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    It's also important to acknowledge that their religion is probably the closest you can get to a religion of sadism where the essence of worship was specifically maximization of pain. Europeans did bad things but not as religious practice. Aztecs are like Devil worshippers of some kind.

  15. StopFear February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Everyone should watch Apocalypto. Great movie.

  16. StopFear February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Well, sucks to be Aztecs since their "advanced civilization" is dead. Some people try to express sadness and sympathy about the collapse of Aztecs(as well as other American natives). Their practices were absolutely too violent and ignored any sympathy toward their enemies. Yes the Europeans have plenty to be ashamed of. That shouldn't be the reason to give Aztecs special sympathy.

  17. Eins Niko February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Before any white person comes and boasts about how "civilized" their ancestors were and how "savage" indigenous cultures were: violence and brutality were a universal constant throughout all ancient cultures so sit down. White europeans back in the day were sawing people in half, burning, impaling, torturing and enslaving people, etc… All cultures had admirable aspects and all ancient cultures contributed valuable knowledge to humanity, but all were involved in some sort of violent behaviour too, and instead of trying to bring other cultures down because of their "scary/horrifying/barbaric" acts, we should bring their positive aspects up and celebrate them. Not to say that we shouldn't learn about the ugly things, but we shouldn't define a whole culture by a single aspect of it. Let us not forget that Aztecs were also very intellectual people; they were architects, astronomers, poets and many other things.

  18. daniel perez February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Lol at all this xD

  19. Jose Martinez February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Surprising how people managed to make a simple video on Aztec warriors into a race war -_-

  20. Liquid Snake February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Aztecs, using the wheel for kids play but not for labor , idiots hahaha. Roll it don't carry it .

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